Joe Morgan lies about his career again, during Cliff Lee's near no-hitter

6/15/09 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Joe Morgan told a story last night, while Cliff Lee still had a no-hitter going against the Cardinals. The interesting thing is, the story wasn't true at all.

"I guess I can tell this story now, one of my great experiences when I was a young player. Don Wilson was pitching a no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves. They had Orlando Cepeda, Rico Carty, Felipe Alou and Hank Aaron, of course. And they got to the ninth inning, he got two outs, no one on base, and Hank Aaron was the hitter. And in my infinite wisdom, I ran in to the mound. I said, "You know, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if Hank Aaron walked right here. He said, "Get back to second base." I proceeded to go back to second base. He threw three fastballs right by Hank Aaron. No-hitter."

The folks over at Deadspin did a little research, and it turns out that the no-hitter in question actually happened... but Joe Morgan didn't actually play in that game.

This isn't the first time that Morgan has blatantly lied like that about something that supposedly happened during his career.

The NY Post outlined a few more of his tall tales almost 2 years ago as well. He also told a lie about Ernie Banks that set the internet on fire a year ago.

Nicely done, Joe. Apparently your Hall of Fame career isn't interesting enough already, so you have to make up stories to make it worth talking about. Way to go, Joe.
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