Joe Morgan was one of the key members of the 1970's Big Red Machine. Now he's paying a unique (and slightly silly) tribute to the move that helped get him to 10 All-Star games and two National League MVPs.
Morgan will lead the annual World's Largest Chicken Dance next weekend at Oktoberfest in Cincinnati. The official dance is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 17.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Houston Colt .45's teammate Nellie Fox helped Morgan fix his swing in the mid 1960's by having him flap his back arm like a chicken to keep the elbow up. That move led to Morgan's signature flapping chicken arm.
Morgan was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987 and had his number 8 retired in 1998.
Octoberfest in Cincinnati is reportedly the largest celebration of its kind in North America and the second biggest in the world.
The former second baseman was recently let go by ESPN after 21 seasons working Sunday Night broadcasts alongside Jon Miller.