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Hall of Famer Joe Morgan passes away at 77

RIP, Little Joe.

St Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

It’s a sad day in Reds country.

Joe Morgan spent 8 years with the Reds and made 8 All-Star teams in that time. He won MVP awards in both 1975 and 1976, the two seasons that the Big Red Machine won World Series titles. He holds a special place in the hearts of Reds fans from that era, as the spark plug behind the most beloved team in Reds history.

Morgan’s passing adds him to an illustrious list of baseball Hall of Famers who have died in the past few months, joining the likes of Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford, Lou Brock, Al Kaline, and his Reds teammate Tom Seaver. Morgan is widely regarded as one of the best second basemen of all time.

Rest in peace, Little Joe.