Joe Morgan

Hall of Fame

Second Base

1963—1984

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
#8
Second Base RANK
#1

Player Detail

Joe Leonard
GIVEN NAME
Morgan
SURNAME
September 19, 1943, in Bonham, TX
BORN
October 11, 2020, in Danville, CA, USA
DIED
1963—1984
Playing Career
Played from 19-40
PLAYING AGE
Houston Astros
Cincinnati Reds
San Francisco Giants
Philadelphia Phillies
Oakland A's
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Big Red Machine
PRIMARY TEAM
1975-76
World Series titles
Little Joe, The Little General
NICKNAME
8
UNIFORM NUMBER
#2 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-7 / 160
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 21, 1963
Major League Debut
September 30, 1984
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Joe Morgan?

The spark plug of the Big Red Machine.

60

HITTING

60

POWER

70

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Always a small child, Morgan didn’t play his first game of organized baseball until he was 13 years old.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2649
2517
268
1133
.271
10 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1975, 1976 NL MVP

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1975 Reds

31 Years Old

.327
AVG
17
HR
94
RBI
107
RUNS
.466
OBP
163
HITS
27
2B
6
3B
.508
SLG
132
BB
67
SB
11.0
WAR
Won the first of his two MVP awards; the greatest season ever by a second baseman.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.271
.392
.427

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.819
.658
125.0

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
79.9
58.2

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Joe Morgan Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Morgan
491
133
87
24
5
14
60
99
54
36
210
234
.271
.392
.427
819
AVG 2B
539
138
64
21
4
6
51
47
62
12
184
187
.255
.316
.342
.658

Joe Morgan Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
1
4
3
4
3
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
4
4
2
2
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Joe Morgan PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
100.5
59.4
47.8
30.0
6.14
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Joe Morgan
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
508.3
256.0
195.0
121.5
31.0
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Joe Morgan
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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