Joe Leonard Morgan was born on the 19th September 1943, in Bonham, Texas USA, and is recognized as a retired professional baseball player, who played in the position of second baseman in Major League Baseball (MLB) for several teams, including the Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics. His professional playing career was active from 1963 to 1984. He is also known as a baseball broadcaster.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Joe Morgan is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Joe’s net worth is over $5 million, accumulated through his successful career in the sports industry.
Joe Morgan Net Worth $5 Million
Joe Morgan is the son of Leonard Morgan, who was a tire and rubber worker, and Ollie Morgan. At the age of five, he moved with his family to Oakland, California, where he attended Castlemont High School, playing for the school baseball team, and distinguishing himself as a player. Upon matriculation, his professional career began.
In 1962 Joe became an amateur free agent, and in the same year he signed a contract with the Houston Colt .45s, and marked the beginning of his net worth when he made his debut appearance with the team in September of 1963. Joe played there ten seasons, until 1971, and during his tenure at the Colt .45s he made the All Star Team twice, in 1966 and 1970.
The 1972 season Joe began as a part of the Cincinnati Reds, and his career continued only upwards, as well as his net worth. He started with excellent performances, and in fact featured in eight consecutive All-Star selections from 1972 to 1979. Joe also participated in leading the team to consecutive championships in the World Series. In Game 7 of the World Series in 1975, he made the winning run, and in the same year he was named the National League MVP, and then in 1976 as well. Beside that, he also won the Golden Glove Award consecutively from 1973 through 1977. His last season with the Reds was in 1979, in which he won with the team the National League West division.
To speak further about his professional playing career, in 1980 he signed a contract with the Houston Astros, leading them to win the National League West division, after which he joined the San Francisco Giants, where he stayed for two seasons, during which he won the 1982 Willie Mac Award. He then played one season each for the Philadelphia Phillies (1983) and Oakland Athletics (1984), after which he retired.
Thanks to his accomplishments, Joe was inducted in the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1987, and three years later into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
After retirement, Joe began his broadcasting career, working for the Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, etc. In 1988, he was hired as an announcer for ABC’s shows “Monday Night” and “Thursday Night Baseball”. Later, he worked for other channels as a host and baseball analyst, including NBC Sports and ESPN among others. Currently, he is on the board of the Baseball Assistance Team, and he works as a special adviser to the Reds. His net worth is certainly rising.
Speaking about his personal life, Joe Morgan has been married to Theresa Morgan since 1990; the couple has two daughters together. Previously, he was married to Gloria, with whom he also has two daughters.
He had no stunt double in Ben Hur (2010) , all of his fight scenes were done by him.
His dad a painter. He loves to paint and draw in his free time.
Morgan is a supporter of the charity Positive Women including asking fans to donate to the cause to acknowledge his birthday.
He was a student at Morriston Comprehensive School and then studied a BTEC Performing Arts course at Gorseinon College, now Gower College Swansea, before moving back to London to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama in his late teens.
He is the oldest child in his family.
Morgan was born in London, England, but lived in Morriston, Swansea, for 11 years.
His first ever acting audition was for Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets for a character called, Tom Riddle.
Lived for a time in Swansea, Wales, as Joseph Martin. He attended Morriston Comprehensive School before moving to London to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Often stars in period pieces
I love 'The Walking Dead.' I'm a massive fan of that show.
I would never assume to tell another actor how to do his job!
I've always had an incredible interest in the villains, which are a lot more fun to play.
When you're indestructible, then nothing is a threat really. So nothing needs to be taken that seriously.
If you're working with someone who you get on with and you're supposed to hate them on the screen, then you get this playful challenge thing where you're trying to one-up each other and that's really interesting. Sometimes it can become like tennis. The harder you hit the ball back, then the harder the hit it back to you.