Eddie MorganBaseball, 1923-36
Tulane University/New Orleans Pelicans/MLB
- A native of Cairo, Illinois, Morgan attended Tulane University from 1923 through 1926 where he was a standout athlete in track, football and baseball.
- Starred on the New Orleans Pelicans in 1927, batting .354 for his rookie campaign to earn a call-up to the Cleveland Indians where he made his major league debut on April 11, 1928 and posted a respectable .313 batting average during his rookie season.
- Broke out during the 1930 and 1931 seasons, batting .349 and .350 and hitting 26 and 11 homers respectively.
- Returned to New Orleans in 1933 to play with the Pelicans, but was drafted by the Boston Red Sox from the New Orleans Pelicans in the 1933 Rule 5 draft and was later purchased by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1934.
- Elected to return once again to his hometown New Orleans Pelicans for the 1935 and 1936 seasons.
- During four seasons with the Pelicans (1927, 1933, 1935-36), batted .315 with 586 hits, 106 doubles, 38 triples and 18 home runs.
- For his seven major league seasons, batted .313 with 879 hits, 186 doubles, 45 triples, 52 home runs and 473 runs batted in.
- Retired from professional baseball after the 1936 season and remained in New Orleans until his death in 1980.
- Inducted into the New Orleans Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.