Raised in Oakland, where he attended Castlemont High School, Joe Morgan attended Merritt College for one year. He joined Houston in 1961. After playing in the minor leagues, he became a regular in 1965. He was traded to Cincinnati in 1972 ,where he won five Gold Gloves. He played in four World Series 1972-75-76 with Cincinnati and one with Philadelphia in 1983. He spent a total of 22 years in the major leagues with Houston, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Oakland and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.

Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.

Plaque location: Oakland Coliseum