ELAINE, ARKANSAS NEVER FORGET OR FORGIVE
JOE LEONARD MORGAN
The BIG RED MACHINE was nothing if not lead by the incredible talent of Joe Morgan. He was an incredible baseball talent. From 1972-1977, Joe Morgan’s on base percentage was above 40% and in 1976 it was an amazing 46%. He simply was the greatest second baseman to even don a pair of cleats and handle a bat and a glove. His pronounced batting stance was unique to Joe Morgan. Before the 1972 season the Reds traded for Joe Morgan from the Houston Astros. It was a trade that eventually defined the greatness that would hold the Reds dynasty together. Because just like the Reds 1966 trade of Frank Robinson defined the Baltimore Orioles dynasty. Joe Morgan returned the favor for the BIG RED MACHINE. Rest In Peace Joe Leonard Morgan you indeed deserved the rest for deeds done.