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Tom Morgan
Born: May 20, 1930(1930-05-20)
El Monte, California,
United States
Died: January 13, 1987 (aged 56)
Anaheim, California,
United States
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 20, 1951 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
June 8, 1963 for the Los Angeles Angels
Career statistics
Win-Loss     67-47
Earned run average     3.61
Saves     64
Strikeouts     364
Career highlights and awards
  • 2nd in the AL in saves in 1956 with 11
  • 2nd in the AL in games pitched in 1961 with 59

Tom Stephen Morgan (May 20, 1930 – January 13, 1987) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. A native of El Monte, California, the 6'2", 195 lb. right-hander was signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent before the 1949 season. He played for the Yankees (1951-52, 1954-56), Kansas City Athletics (1957), Detroit Tigers (1958-1960), Washington Senators (1960), and Los Angeles Angels (1961-1963).

Morgan was both as a starting pitcher and as a relief pitcher during his career. In his first five seasons he had a combined 38-22 record with 26 saves for the Yankees and appeared in three World Series (1952, 1955, and 1956). He started 46 games for New York and relieved in 110 others.

From 1957 to 1960 he pitched mostly in relief for the A's, Tigers, and Senators, with a record of 16-21 and 18 saves in 167 games. He was then acquired by the expansion Los Angeles Angels from the Minnesota Twins (née Washington Senators) on January 31, 1961.

In 1961 and 1962 Morgan teamed with Art Fowler to give the Angels a pair of closers. Morgan's combined record for those two seasons was 13-4 with 19 saves and a 2.57 earned run average in 107 relief appearances. He pitched poorly during the first half of the 1963 season and was eventually released.

Career totals include a 67-47 record in 443 games pitched, 61 games started, 18 complete games, 7 shutouts, 204 games finished, 64 saves, and an ERA of 3.61. He hit .186 with 5 home runs in 247 at bats. He made two errors in his last five seasons (202 games).

Morgan was a coach for the California Angels from 1972 to 1974 and again from 1981 to 1983.



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