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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.
By United Press International
Saints' WR Joe Morgan arrested for DWI

Saints' WR Joe Morgan arrested for DWI

JEFFERSON, La., May 29 (UPI) -- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan was arrested in Jefferson Parish, La., for allegedly driving while intoxicated, his arrest report states.

NFL: New Orleans 41, Tampa Bay 0

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Drew Brees amassed 307 passing yards and hurled four touchdown passes Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 41-0 dismantling of Tampa Bay.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.
By United Press International

Clemente named to all-time defensive team

PITTSBURGH, June 18 (UPI) -- The late Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente is set to be honored Saturday as a member of the Rawlings Gold Glove All-Time baseball team.

Baseball top broadcaster ballot adds three

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Baseball broadcasters Joe Nuxhall, Bill King and Joe Morgan were added to the ballot for the 2008 Ford C. Frick Award Tuesday, inserted by online fan voting.

Rose not invited to Reds' big gala

CINCINNATI, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Reds are making plans for their Hall of Fame and Museum gala -- but Pete Rose isn't invited.

MLB: Cincinnati 7, Houston 5

CINCINNATI, May 24 (UPI) -- Austin Kearns snapped an eighth-inning tie with a three-run homer and Danny Graves got his major league-leading 21st save as Cincinnati beat Houston, 7-5.

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A roundup of top sports stories.

Uecker headed to Hall of Fame

MILWAUKEE, March 13 (UPI) -- Bob Uecker, the longtime Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer, was honored Thursday with the Ford Frick Award for contributions to baseball broadcasting.

Florida 7, San Francisco 3

MIAMI, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Juan Encarnacion and Charles Johnson had two-run doubles Saturday night as the Florida Marlins chased Ryan Jensen after just three innings and cruised to a 7-3

Williams remembered as American icon

By United Press International

Anaheim 13, San Francisco 3

TEMPE, Ariz., March 24 (UPI) -- Brad Fullmer and Tim Salmon homered and combined for seven RBI Sunday as the Anaheim Angels stomped the San Francisco Giants, 13-3.

National League MVP winners

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- National League Most Valuable Player Award winners.
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Joe Morgan
National Baseball Hall of Fame member Joe Morgan listens to a speech while on stage at induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York on July 29, 2007. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Joe Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. Morgan is currently a member of the Cincinnati Reds front office.

Raised in Oakland, and nicknamed "Little Joe" for his diminutive 5'7" stature, Morgan was a standout at Castlemont High School before being signed by the Houston Colt .45's as an amateur free agent in 1962. Early in his career, he had trouble with his swing because he kept his back elbow down too low. Teammate Nellie Fox suggested to Joe that while at the plate he should flap his back arm like a chicken to keep his elbow up. Morgan followed the advice, and his flapping arm became a familiar sight to baseball fans.

Although Morgan played with distinction for Houston, the Astros wanted more power in their lineup. Additionally, manager Harry Walker considered Morgan a troublemaker.

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