Eddie Morgan (baseball)
November 19, 1914|
Brady Lake, Ohio
|Died: June 27, 1982
|April 14, 1936 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
Last MLB appearance
|July 23, 1937 for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Runs batted in||8|
Edwin Willis Morgan [Pepper] (November 19, 1914 – June 27, 1982) was a backup right fielder/first baseman who played in Major League Baseball between 1936 and 1937. Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 160 lb (73 kg)., Morgan batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Brady Lake, Ohio.
Morgan reached the majors in 1936 with the St. Louis Cardinals, spending one year for them before moving to the Brooklyn Dodgers (1937). On April 14, 1936, Morgan hit a pinch-hit home run in his first career at bat, but he saw little action after that, going 5-for-18 in eight appearances. At the end of the season, he was sent by St. Louis to Brooklyn in the same transaction that brought George Earnshaw to the Cardinals.
Morgan graduated from Lakewood (Ohio) High School in 1931 and is in the LHS Athletic Hall of Fame
Morgan died in Lakewood, Ohio at the age of 67.
- Home run in first Major League at-bat
- Players who hit a pinch-hit home run in his first ever Major League at-bat
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