1978 HEADLINE: Joe Morgan Becomes The 1st Member Of The ‘200/500 Club’
On this day in 1978, Joe Morgan of the Cincinnati Reds hit the 200th home run of his incredible baseball career.
And while the 200-HR plateau had been accomplished by hundreds of players prior to Morgan, he was the first to accomplish that feat with 500 stolen bases to his credit as well.
Displaying an all-around offensive arsenal, Morgan was a rare player that could beat his opposition with his speed and ability to hit for power and average.
Only three players have accomplished the same feat since – Rickey Henderson, Paul Molitor, and Barry Bonds. But Morgan was the first, and he set the trend!!
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to Joe Morgan!!!