Joe Morgan Was An Elite Base Runner And Run-Scoring Machine
During his 8-year stretch with the Reds from 1972-1979, Joe Morgan elevated his game and began to dominate the opposition in multiple ways.
His best assets? His feet and his baseball smarts!!
Joe Morgan was an extremely disruptive base runner. When on base, he would often draw multiple throws to the base he was on, taking the pitcher out of sync. He was so successful at stealing bases that he often drew no throw at all. Morgan stole 689 bases during his career, 406 of which came in 8 seasons with the Reds (50 per year average).
All of the havoc on the bases caused Morgan to score hoards of runs too. He scored 1,650 times during his big league career, 816 of them coming during his days with Cincinnati (100+ per year average).