An eight-year veteran of the major leagues, Morgan was a versatile infielder who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs from 1950-1958. Morgan came up with Brooklyn and spent three years with the Dodgers, but had his best seasons in Philadelphia. Starting at shortstop for the Phillies in 1954, Morgan hit .262 with 14 home runs, 50 RBI and 58 runs scored. He moved to second base in 1955, and set a career high mark in runs scored with 61. He hit 10 home runs that season as well as driving in 49 runs. His average, however, fell to .232 and dropped to .196 in 1956 prompting the Phillies to ship him to the Cardinals. Morgan had another shot as an every day player, getting into 125 games for the Cubs in 1957, but he hit just .207 and after playing just one game in 1958 never returned to the major leagues.
Morgan appeared in two World Series, both with Brooklyn. He had one at bat in the 1952 and the 1953 series, but failed to get a hit either time. Prior to reaching the majors, Morgan served in the Army during World War II in the European Theater. Following his playing career, he was a minor league manager and coach.
Bobby Morgan – career stats