Eddie Morgan

Edwin Willis Morgan (November 19, 1914 – June 27, 1982) was a backup right fielder/first baseman who played in Major League Baseball between 1936 and 1937. Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 160 lb (73 kg)., Morgan batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Brady Lake, Ohio.

Morgan reached the majors in 1936 with the St. Louis Cardinals, spending one year for them before moving to the Brooklyn Dodgers (1937). On April 14, 1936, Morgan hit a pinch-hit home run in his first career at bat, but he saw little action after that, going 5-for-18 in eight appearances. At the end of the season, he was sent by St. Louis to Brooklyn in the same transaction that brought George Earnshaw to the Cardinals.

In parts of two seasons, Morgan hit .212 (14-for-66) with one home run and five RBI in 39 games, including eight runs scored and three doubles.

Morgan died in Lakewood, Ohio at the age of 67.

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