Eddie Morgan (baseball)

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Eddie Morgan
First baseman/Outfielder
Born: (1914-11-19)November 19, 1914
Brady Lake, Ohio
Died: June 27, 1982(1982-06-27) (aged 67)
Lakewood, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 14, 1936, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
July 23, 1937, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .212
Home runs 1
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 (MLB) 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.

In parts of two seasons, Morgan hit .212 (14 for 66) with one home run and five runs batted in in 39 games, including eight runs scored and three doubles.

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.

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