Joe Morgan And The Hall Of Fame Class Of 1990
Joe Morgan was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown during his first year of eligibility in 1990. Morgan captured 363 of 444 votes cast for election, an 81.7% vote.
Morgan was elected with another first-time candidate, Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles.
Morgan’s Hall of Fame plaque reads:
“Impact player who lifted Cincinnati’s ‘Big Red Machine’ to higher level with his multi-faceted skills. Trademark was flapping left arm as he awaited pitch. Packed unusual power into extraordinarily quick 150-lb frame. Played 22 seasons and also holds home run and games played record for 2B. NL MVP, 1975-76.”