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June 14, 1990 | From Associated Press
The American League has upheld the three-game suspension of Boston Red Sox Manager Joe Morgan Wednesday for his part in a bench-clearing brawl with Cleveland on June 3. Morgan was suspended after gloating about Roger Clemens hitting Cleveland's Stanley Jefferson with a pitch. "I loved it. We got even, didn't we?" Morgan said after the June 3 game. "We voted as a team 34-0 that it would be such." Third base coach Rac Slider will fill in for Morgan against New York tonight.
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January 13, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Joe Morgan never retired from baseball. He just stopped playing in games. He is 70, going on 45. What we remember - the left-handed batter swatting hits as easily as we swat flies - remains the essence of who he is and what he will always be. He played in the majors from 1963 through 1984. Then he went immediately into a broadcasting career that bounced from his beloved Cincinnati Reds to stints with the San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, ABC and, most prominently, ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball.
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April 30, 1991
A federal judge Monday upheld a $540,000 jury award to baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, who sued a policeman for roughing him up at the Los Angeles International Airport three years ago. "There was more than enough evidence to support the punitive damages" of $450,000, said U.S. District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer. The jury also awarded Morgan $90,000 in compensatory damages during a February trial. Pfaelzer declined to order a new trial, or to reverse the verdict or reduce damages.
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November 8, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
ESPN is shaking up its "Sunday Night Baseball" team of Jon Miller and Joe Morgan after 21 years. Norby Williamson , an executive vice president at ESPN, said in a statement that "Jon and Joe have contributed greatly to the success of 'Sunday Night Baseball' for the past 21 seasons ? we owe them our deepest thanks for an outstanding body of work. " Miller, 59, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July, has been offered the chance to be the ESPN radio voice of those Sunday games.
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August 5, 1990 | JOE KAY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Joe Morgan knew how to pick his spots. He wasn't the flashiest player on Cincinnati's Big Red Machine of the 1970s. Neither was he the best-known. But in the big moments, those that separate the good from the best, there was none better than the 5-foot-7 second baseman. "He was just a good major-league player when it didn't mean anything," former manager Sparky Anderson said. "But when it meant something, he was a Hall of Famer." The Baseball Writers Assn. of America agreed.
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September 16, 1992
A federal appeals panel on Tuesday upheld a ruling that baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan is entitled to damages stemming from his arrest by Los Angeles police, but reduced them from $300,000 to $100,000. Attorneys for the city had appealed the lower court ruling and asked for a new trial, arguing that there were juror improprieties during the first proceeding. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court in San Francisco refused Tuesday to grant a new trial or hearing.
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November 17, 1993 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday put an end to one of the Police Department's most notorious excessive-force cases, agreeing to pay former baseball star Joe Morgan $796,000 to settle his claim that he was illegally detained and roughed up five years ago at Los Angeles International Airport. The settlement includes $461,000 that Morgan was awarded by a federal court jury in 1991 and $335,000 in punitive damages the council agreed to pay to conclude the case.
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August 7, 1990 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As they scanned the flow of passengers at Los Angeles International Airport, police detective Clayton Searle and his fellow narcotics officer searched for the likely companion of the suspected drug courier who stood handcuffed nearby. When Searle noticed a short, muscular black man walk toward them and then turn abruptly toward a bank of telephones, the plainclothes Los Angeles police detective moved in quickly to question him.
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May 12, 1990
Regarding ESPN's baseball coverage: Joe Morgan, please shut up! MITCH FAWCETT, Manhattan Beach
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April 21, 2010 | Wire reports
Lou Piniella made a bold move Wednesday, sending temperamental ace Carlos Zambrano to a shaky bullpen that threatened to derail the Chicago Cubs' season. "You look at these box scores every day around baseball and these games, especially in the National League, they're won in the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth innings," said Piniella, in his fourth season as Cubs manager. "There are few blowouts early. There's some obviously but not [a lot]. "Look, this makes all the sense in the world.
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August 16, 2008
Who is this Joe Morgan that Jim Williams says is part of the best baseball announcing team [Morning Briefing, Aug. 9]? Does Williams get a different Joe Morgan than I do? I would rather listen to nails on a blackboard than the boring, joyless Morgan. Rich Rudy San Diego
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October 7, 2006
The best thing that could happen to baseball fans would be for Joe Morgan and Tim McCarver to get stuck in New York traffic for the next three weeks. RICH RUDY San Diego
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May 6, 2005 | LARRY STEWART
Before slipping on his headset and going to work on an ESPN2 telecast that was shown outside the Los Angeles market Wednesday, commentator Joe Morgan headed down from the press box to the field at Dodger Stadium. He explained that he was going to tape an interview with Washington Manager Frank Robinson. As Morgan walked around the stadium, he offered a smile to all who greeted him, stranger or friend.
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July 6, 2002
"Ted was like John Wayne. He was a man's man. As a Hall of Famer, every time you went to the Hall of Fame, you wanted Ted to be there, as it put the stamp of approval on your being there." Joe Morgan, former Cincinnati Red second baseman and TV analyst, on Ted Williams.
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April 12, 2002 | MIKE PENNER
ESPN will televise Sunday's game between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres, although the Dodger team Joe Morgan has seen so far sounds better suited for ESPN Classic. "They're going to have to have good pitching, because I don't think their offense is going to do a lot," said Morgan, the network's lead baseball analyst. "Their pitching looks pretty good right now.
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May 25, 1990
Boston Red Sox Manager Joe Morgan was given another one-year contract extension worth a reported $225,000 through 1991.
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August 9, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY
What: "Long Balls, No Strikes," by Joe Morgan, with Richard Lally. Publisher: Crown ($25). This is a first-rate baseball book, a must for any fan. Joe Morgan's incisive glimpses into a wide range of baseball issues--from the demise of base stealing to how-come-Maury Wills-isn't-in-the-Hall of Fame to the game's most blatant examples of racism make it a winner.
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June 27, 1999
Top vote-getters wit overall ranking at each position in balloting for the 100 greatest players conducted by the Society for American Baseball Research: CATCHER Johnny Bench (19) Yogi Berra (26) Roy Campanella (47) FIRST BASE Lou Gehrig (2) Jimmie Fox (14) Hank Greenberg (35) SECOND BASE Rogers Hornsby (9) Jackie Robinson (36) Joe Morgan (37) THIRD BASE Mike Schmidt (16) George Brett (29) Eddie Mathews (31) SHORTSTOP Honus Wagner (10) Ernie Banks (27) Cal Ripken Jr.
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