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Morgan was always a fighter.  He never gave up, even when he was in his darkest days.  Quitting was never an option.  Sometimes it got him in trouble, but most of the time it helped him stay strong.

Being a play-by-play announcer was Morgan’s dream since 7th grade.  He loved the great ones, Vin Scully, Jon Miller, Harry Caray, Jack and Joe Buck.  But his favorite of all time was Harry Kalas.  A man who was calm but energetic, proud but humble, and would always make you feel good, even if the Phillies were down 20-0.  Morgan wanted to be just like Harry the K.

But he wanted to get to college first.  He stumbled in his first year at Temple, then took some time off,  went to MontCo to “work out his control problems” and got his Associates, then came back to Temple and got his Bachelor’s in Broadcasting.  He figured he could be the best he could be if he had just one chance to prove it.

He devoted his life to his family and friends, among which were his fans.  He always stopped to talk with fans after games, just like his favorite broadcasters would, and always spoke his mind during the games on-air.  He figured if you couldn’t tell the truth on-air why speak at all?  He wanted to represent the spirit of Philadelphia, a spirit that he shared with his wife and instilled in his children.

If you knew Morgan well, you knew he was always wanting to be better than he was the day before.  Whether that meant trying to figure some new trick out or learn a new answer to a question, he always had to do something better than he did the day before.

When asked one day in class what he wanted to do with his life, Morgan said, “I want to create my family’s legacy and give them something to start on.  I want to be someone they can be proud of.”  As we remember Morgan, we can say that he certainly was someone the world can be proud of

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  1. Birdbrain

    Great message on never quitting. I’d like to know more about the games.

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