Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bobby Morgan Sold to Buffalo

Bobby Morgan was an infielder in the National League during the 1950s, with Brooklyn, Philadelphia and the Cubs.

He was purchased by the Cubs for the 1957 season, but lasted just one at-bat in 1958 before disappearing back to the minors with Buffalo. He stayed with the Bisons through 1962, then went into coaching and managing,

The 1958 Bisons were in the Kansas City A's organization, and Morgan's Baseball Reference page doesn't cover how he gets there. We found this from the Harlingen, Texas Valley Morning Star of May 15, 1958:

"The Chicago Cubs, building a new ball around young players, Wednesday sold Bobby Morgan, an eight-year veteran, to the Buffalo Bisons of the International League for a “considerable” sum of money....with rookies Tony Taylor and John Goryl playing well at second and third, respectively, this season, Morgan became expendable."

The Cubs also had Jerry Kindall in the fold, who would become one of the all-time great college coaches.

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