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Joe Morgan and Jay Johnstone, a pair of former major league

March 7, 1986 GMT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) _ Joe Morgan and Jay Johnstone, a pair of former major league players, have been hired by ESPN as analysts for the cable television network’s college baseball coverage in 1986.

The announcement was made Thursday by Allan B. ″Scotty″ Connal, vice president of production for ESPN.

Morgan, who captured National League Most Valuable Player awards in 1975 and 1976 while playing for the Cincinnati Reds, will serve as commentator for ESPN’s Monday night games during the regular season, as well as for the College World Series. Morgan, who worked on NBC’s pregame programs during the 1985 season, will begin his new association on March 24 with the telecast of the Florida at Oklahoma State game. He will also work the game between Seton Hall and Arizona on March 31.


Johnstone, a colorful personality during his 20-year major-league career, will work with John Sanders on the March 17 telecast of the game between Maine and Miami and another regular-season game to be determined at a later date.

ESPN’s six-game college baseball schedule will begin Monday night when Arizona State plays at Texas.