"[Johnny] Bench, [Pete] Rose, [Tony] Perez, [George] Foster, [Ken] Griffey, [Dave] Concepcion -- all of those guys. That's the main reason," he replied. "Some of the greatest times in my life were spent here. This was a great place for me." - Joe Morgan (on why being in Cincinnati is so special for him)
Joe Morgan was a member of the Big Red Machine in Cincinnati and had some of the biggest moments in his long career with the Reds. Below are some of the highlights of this ball player's 22-season career from 1963-84.
- 10-time All-Star, including eight straight with the Reds
- Five-time Gold Glove Award winner
- National League Most Valuable Player (1975 & 1976)
- Joe Morgan holds the record for most Reds stolen bases with 406
- Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990
This was one of our favorite episodes on The Ellen DeGeneres Show! If you didn't catch it when it first aired please watch it here. Who else could finally get George Clooney to come on the show but Joe Morgan & Johnny Bench!