|Born: November 19, 1914|
Brady Lake, Ohio
|Died: June 27, 1982 (aged 67)|
|April 14, 1936, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 23, 1937, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Runs batted in||8|
Edwin Willis Morgan [Pepper] (November 19, 1914 – June 27, 1982) was a backup right fielder/first baseman who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1936 and 1937. Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 160 lb (73 kg), Morgan batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Brady Lake, Ohio.
Morgan reached the majors in 1936 with the St. Louis Cardinals, spending one year for them before moving to the Brooklyn Dodgers (1937). On April 14, 1936, Morgan hit a pinch-hit home run on the very first pitch he faced in his first career at bat (becoming the first pinch hitter ever to do so), but he saw little action after that, going 5 for 18 in eight appearances. At the end of the season, he was sent by St. Louis to Brooklyn in the same transaction that brought George Earnshaw to the Cardinals.
Morgan graduated from Lakewood (Ohio) High School in 1931 and is in the LHS Athletic Hall of Fame
Morgan died in Lakewood, Ohio at the age of 67.
- List of Major League Baseball players with a home run in their first major league at bat
- Players who hit a pinch-hit home run in his first ever Major League at-bat
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)