William "Buster" Morgan played five
seasons in the Kitty League with the Hopkinsville Hoppers and
Jackson Generals. He began his pro baseball career as an 18-year-old
third baseman in 1935 with Hopkinsville.
On July 16, 1935, Morgan and teammate Roy Forrester
were involved in a automobile accident on their way back to
Hopkinsville. While both slept in the back of a topless old Model T,
the driver struck a horse and buggy and threw both players out of
the car and onto the gravel road. Both suffered only minor facial
Prior to beginning his professional career,
Morgan played for the Regulars, an independent club in his hometown
of Princeton, Kentucky.