Kevin Morgan, had a cup of with Mets and went right to the front office.
Kevin Lee Morgan
* Bats Right, Throws Right
* Height 6' 1", Weight 170 lb.
* School Southeastern Louisiana University
* High School: Acadiana High School
* Debut June 15, 1997
* Final Game June 15, 1997
* Born December 3, 1969 in Lafayette, LA USA
Kevin Morgan was traded to the New York Mets from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Joe Dellicarri on February 18, 1994. The minor-league shortstop was faced with a dilemma during spring training of 1995. A Major League Baseball strike that started on August 12, 1994, had the regular players not participating. Forcing the use of "replacement players" and selected minor-leaguers. Kevin was instructed to play in the exhibition games leading up to Opening Day. He was sent to Double-A Binghamton when the strike was ended on April 2nd.
Morgan split time between Binghamton and Triple-A Norfolk before his promotion to New York. Kevin made his major-league debut with the Mets on June 15, 1997. "Floating to the plate" as a pinch-hitter facing the Boston Red Sox at Shea Stadium. He would pop-up to the shortstop to end the seventh-inning, but remain in the game as the New York third-baseman. That game and at-bat would be his only appearance of his major-league career. "I definitely thought there would be more opportunities," said Morgan. The 27-year-old would finish the season with Norfolk. His last as a professional baseball player.
After Morgan's cup of coffee with the New York Mets in 1997 before literally walking off the field and into the front office during spring training the next year. Since then he has moved up to Director of Minor League Operations, a post which he has held since 2002. He dominates company basketball games and plays shortstop for the front office during the annual Writer's Game.
Some of this info was taken from, Mets BlogBy BR Bullpen
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