Last updated on: 4/6/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Joe Morgan Biography

Title:
Former Major League Baseball Player
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“[A]nyone who took body-altering chemicals in a deliberate effort to cheat the game we love, not to mention they cheated current and former players, and fans too, doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame. By cheating, they put up huge numbers, and they made great players who didn’t cheat look smaller by comparison, taking away from their achievements and consideration for the Hall of Fame. That’s not right.”

Joe Posnanski, “Joe Morgan’s Letter,” medium.com, Nov. 22, 2017

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Vice Chairman, Baseball Hall of Fame, 2000-present
  • Former radio host, Conversations with Joe Morgan, Sports USA
  • Baseball broadcaster, various teams, NBC, ABC, CBS, and ESPN, 1985-2010
  • Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, 1990
  • Major League Baseball Player, 1963-1984
  • Member, World Series-winning team, Cincinnati Reds, 1975 and 1976
  • Recipient, National League Most Valuable Player, 1975 and 1976
Education:
  • Honorary Doctorate, California State University at East Bay, 2008
  • BS, Physical Education, California State University at East Bay, 1990
Other:
  • Played second base for Houston Colt .45s / Astros (1963–1971), Cincinnati Reds (1972–1979), Houston Astros (1980), San Francisco Giants (1981–1982), Philadelphia Phillies (1983), Oakland Athletics (1984)
  • 10-time MLB All Star
  • 5-time Gold Glove Award winner
Quoted in:
  1. Should Baseball Players Who Have Used Banned Substances Be Voted into the Hall of Fame?