Joe Morgan, Hall of Fame second baseman and baseball broadcaster, dies at 77: report


Hall of Fame second baseman and former baseball broadcaster Joe Morgan has passed away at the age of 77, according to RADIO.COM Sports Insider Bob Nightengale.

Morgan, who was battling a nerve condition – a form of polyneuropathy – died at his home in Danville, California on Sunday, a family spokesman told The Associated Press.

Morgan played 22 years in the majors with several teams, including the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland A’s. He is among the greatest second basemen in baseball history -- a 10-time All-Star, two-time MVP and two-time World Series champion.

His MVP awards came in the 1975 and 1976 seasons with the Big Red Machine Cincinnati Reds, who won the World Series in each of those years.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.

Following his career as a player, Morgan became a broadcaster calling games for the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants, as well as college baseball games for ESPN. He was a member of the ABC Sports team in 1988 and 89 and later worked with Bob Costas and Bob Uecker at NBC Sports from 1994-200.

However, Morgan’s broadcasting career is most recognizable from his work alongside Jon Miller for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, where he was the color commentator from its inception in 1990 until 2010.

Baseball has lost several Hall of Fame legends this year. Whitey Ford, Tom Seaver, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and Al Kaline have all passed away in 2020.

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