Remembering Legendary Reds Player Joe Morgan

Anyone living in Cincinnati in the 1970s, whether they were a baseball fan or not, knew what the Big Red Machine was. Or rather, they knew the men who built it: Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Tony Pérez, Ken Griffey Sr., Dave Concepción, George Foster, César Gerónimo and, of course, Joe Morgan. 

With two World Series championships and National League MVP titles under his belt, Morgan’s relationship with the Reds and the city of Cincinnati didn’t end with his retirement from active play. He went on to be a broadcaster and, later, special advisor to the Reds. Fans could hang out with him at the Reds spring training events. Kids could play ball with his model glove.  

Morgan was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1987, and his jersey, No. 8 was retired. His statue at Great American Ball Park was dedicated in 2013. 

Joe Morgan is as much a part of Cincinnati as Flying Pigs and three-way chili. And we salute him. 

Our Librarians created a list of materials that honor Reds history and Morgan's contributions to the team and the sport at large. 


Presents a look at the history of Cincinnati and its region, providing an illuminating look into the annals of American business, while exploring one of the great teams in baseball history, the Big Red Machine of the Cincinnati Reds.

Captures all of the passion and tension, drama and glory of a baseball team considered to be one of the best ever to take the field. Featuring a who's who of stars: including Pete Rose, Ken Griffey, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Dave Concepcion, and Hall of Fame manager Sparky.

Commemorates the people and events surrounding the 1975 Cincinnati Reds with essays on team management and key aspects and highlights of the season, including complete biographies of all the team’s players.

During the pursuit of a second-straight world championship in 1976, the Big Red Machine was fueled by all-time hits leader Pete Rose, slugger George Foster, and all-stars Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan.

The inside story of the greatest starting eight players in baseball history - Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Dave Concepción, Ken Griffey, George Foster, and Cesar Geronimo - on one of the greatest teams of all-time, The Big Red Machine, that dominated baseball in the I970s.

Traces the history of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, shows Reds memorabilia, and offers brief profiles of top Reds players.

An amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that made the Reds the Reds, from Johnny Bench and Barry Larkin to the roller coaster that was Pete Rose to the team’s 1990 World Series championship and Todd Frazier’s 2015 Home Run Derby win.

Relive all seven games of the 1975 World Series battle between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox, which gave the Big Red Machine it's first World Series title.

Direct from the Major League Baseball archives, this rare and extraordinary television broadcast includes the quintessential making of a Fall Classic hero, an iconic moment, and one unforgettable baseball game.

From the earliest days of baseball’s first professional team, skillful and colorful players have worn the Cincinnati uniform, and the greatest and most famous of these players who have attained legendary status are given their due in this book.

Never before has the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum published a complete registry of inductees with plaques, photographs, and extended biographies.

Highlighting 50 of the greatest games, Reds fan can relive memories of baseball before and after the Big Red Machine, debate about these choices, or make a list of their own.

Traces the life and career of the man who led the Cincinnati Reds to their World Series victories in 1975 and 1976 and is the only manager to win the World Series in both the National and American Leagues.

A leader of the Big Red Machine, Pete Rose remains one of the greatest and most controversial players in the history of baseball.

A member of the Great Eight from the Big Red Machine, Tony Pérez remains one of the greatest and most popular players in Reds history.

A member of the Great Eight from the Big Red Machine, Ken Griffey reflects on his outstanding 19-year major-league career,

Left fielder George Foster, an integral part of the Reds' back-to-back 1975 and 1976 World Championships, has never received proper credit for his contribution to their legacy.

One of baseball's most outstanding catchers, Johnny Bench reflects on his childhood and his 13-year major-league career.

A leader of Cincinnati's Big Red Machine of the 1970s, second baseman Joe Morgan is one of the outstanding players of the last half-century.

This ultimate resource guide for true fans of baseball's first professional team collects every essential piece of Cincinnati Reds trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranked them from one to 100.

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