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    Hot Jerry
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    RIP - Sir !!

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    Without question one of the top five greatest second basemen of all time.

    Joe Morgan was the greatest second baseman of his playing days.
    When Morgan retired Sandberg was the greatest second baseman of his playing days.
    When Sandberg retired Alomar was the greatest second baseman of his playing days.

    If you throw in Biggio's name in there, that's it the four greatest second baseman in the past 50 years.

    I did not see my grand daddy's 2B play, you know Hornsby and Eddie Collins and Jackie play so I can't comment on something I can't see.

    Jeff Kent is on the next level down from the players I listed, and Rod Carew along with Gwynn and Boggs was one of the greatest *hitters* of all time but the reality of Carew is he was a terrible defender, a bad fielder.

    And when you talk about up the middle defense (C,2B,SS,CF) you have to place a premium on defense.
    Up the middle defense can make or break a one run game and those four positions are vital to a teams pitching staff.

    When you talk about great, not good, but elite defenders at second base three names come to mind.
    Alomar, Sandberg, and Joe Morgan.

    Joe Morgan was a great, not good, but great baseball player.

    May he rest in peace.

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    Joe morgan

    So long to the greatest player under 57. Met the man a few times and you would never know that he was famous. Treated everyone has an equal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    Thanks rudy but I never go in that guys threads because of his slow play at poker.

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    RIP Joe

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    RIP Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostongambler View Post
    RIP Joe
    Every time I'd go to a game in Cincy, Joe Morgan would hit one out. My favs were Bench & Foster, but JM & Bench were probably the two most important members of the Big Red Machine. Tony Perez was the clubhouse mvp probably. They really were a machine! Power, speed, and played smart. 4 WS in 7 years with 2 WS wins. Only team to ever sweep the playoffs in 1976
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    I use to enjoy ESPN baseball when Joe was commenting. RIP Joe

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    Joe also played for the SF Giants. RIP Joe, loved listening to you and John Miller.

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    Good guy. I learned a lot from him when he was calling the games on ESPN. He knew his stuff.

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