From Reds great, second baseman Joe Morgan, on being elected to the Hall of Fame:

“I take my vote as a salute to the little guy, the one who doesn’t hit 500 home runs. I was one of the guys that did all they could to win. I’m proud of my stats, but I don’t think I ever got one for Joe Morgan. If I stole a base, it was to help us win a game, and I like to think that’s what made me a little special.”–Joe Morgan

Quote found in Paul Dickson’s book “Baseball’s Greatest Quotations.”

4 Responses

  1. pinson343

    Most HOF “salutes” to the little guy, like to his mentor Nellie Fox, take longer. Joe was a no doubt about it HOFer.

  2. Matt WI

    Little guy maybe, but at least he was still able to refer to himself in the third person.

  3. Plowboy

    Still my favorite player despite all the naysayers about him off the field.

    Same with Pete.

    I ONLY care about what they did on the diamond, unlike many who want to focus on their personal flaws.

    Sorry, I don’t watch sports because I care about the players’ personal lives. Yet, so many DO care about it. I say, if you’re THAT involved in sports, then perhaps you should get your OWN life.

  4. Steve Price

    I’m almost afraid too ask, but what’s the problem with Morgan’s personal life? I am surprised how ill-advised he sometimes seems to be on his baseball analysis–it’s almost like he didn’t understand exactly how his game affected the outcomes of baseball games. but, still, I like listenig to him.