MLB great Joe Morgan dies at 77


Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan has died.

A family spokesman says he passed away at his home in Danville, Calif. from a nerve condition Monday.

Morgan was the driving force behind Cincinnati's Big Red Machine, winning World Series titles in 1975 and 1976.

He hit .271 with 268 homers, drove in 1133 runs and stole 689 bases over his 22 year career — Morgan was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.

The 10-time All-Star and two-time NL Most Valuable Player won five Gold Gloves and spent the majority of his career with the Houston Astros and the Reds.

Morgan is survived by his wife of 30 years, Theresa; twin daughters Kelly and Ashley; and daughters Lisa and Angela from his first marriage to Gloria Morgan.

He was 77 years old.

— with files from The Associated Press.