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Morgan, a spitballer, was 31 when Connie Mack acquired him from the Red Sox to help
the A's win championships in 1910 and 1911. Morgan went 18-12 and 15-7, but with
20-game winner Jack Coombs and Hall of Famers Eddie Plank and Chief Bender on the
A's staff, he was not used in either World Series.
»June 5, 1909:
The Red Sox ship off pitcher Cy Morgan one day after he turns gun shy on a tag at the plate on Ty Cobb. The Sox get pitcher Biff Schlitzer in exchange. Cobb, on 2B when Morgan tossed a wild pitch, never slowed rounding 3B and headed home. Morgan had the ball in plenty of time for the tag at home, but preferred to stand aside and execute a Veronica instead of blocking the plate. Cobb easily avoided the tag.