Cincinnati Reds legend Joe Morgan dies at 77

The Cincinnati Reds legend and broadcaster was 77 years old. 

Baseball has lost another legend.

Hall of Farmer Joe Morgan has died at the age of 77, according to a report from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

Morgan was a 10-time All-Star over his career, playing for 10 teams and winning a pair of World Series to boot. The best stretch of his lengthy career was spent in Cincinnati where he won two MVP awards and collected a trove of other accolades on his way to becoming one of the best players in that franchise’s history.

After his playing days were over, Morgan stayed relevant to modern baseball fans as the voice of ESPN’s baseball coverage as well as broadcasting elsewhere throughout the league in retirement.

His death comes as yet another blow to baseball fans still reeling from the loss of a handful of other legends of the game this year. Tom Seaver, who played with Morgan for a few seasons in Cincinnati, died earlier this year due to complications from COVID-19. Whitey Ford, the legendary Yankees pitcher, died this past week at the age of 91 just days after Bob Gibson succumbed to pancreatic cancer. We’ve also lost Hall of Famers Al Kaline, Don Larson, and Lou Brock, making Morgan the sixth member of Cooperstown to have died this year.

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