Joe Morgan Bio
Joe Morgan's Hall of Fame playing career spanned 22 years but he is most notably known as a member of the Cincinnati Reds "Big Red Machine" during the 1970's. He made the All Star team in each of his eight seasons with the Reds, and was named the National League's Most Valuable Player in both 1975 and 1976 when he led the Reds to consecutive World Series championships. Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990, Joe Morgan followed his impressive playing career with an equally successful career as a baseball color commentator for ABC/ESPN and NBC. Joe has won two sports Emmy awards, in 1998 and 2005, and he has co-authored a number of books on baseball, including Joe Morgan: A Life in Baseball and Baseball for Dummies.
In addition to being a world class athlete, Joe Morgan is a well respected businessman. He currently owns a Honda dealership in the Cincinnati area. He previously owned a Coors distributorship, and several Wendy's restaurants. Joe is currently the Vice-Chairman of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and serves on the Board of Directors of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a position that he has held since 1997. He is also on the board of Del Monte Foods. Additionally, Morgan is President of the Joe Morgan Youth Foundation, which provides college scholarships and financial support to programs that are instrumental in he development of youth.