Remember morganna, the overly-volumptuous baseball fan who show up at televised baseball games to run onto the field in her hotpants and slobber over the players? Fred Rasmussen at The Sun takes a look back at her Memorial Stadium antics. Bonus — she worked at the Flamingo Club on The Block!
The night “The Kissing Bandit” came to town
Morganna planted a kiss on Ripken's cheek during game at Memorial Stadium in 1988
By Frederick N. Rasmussen (The baltimore Sun, 12/27/2012)
Mark Harvey, the Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium streaker, didn't get the same deal that Morganna Roberts, a stripper and exotic dancer who was known as “The Kissing Bandit,” did in 1988, when she ran onto the field at Memorial Stadium and bussed Cal Ripken Jr. as he came up to bat.
Read more at The Baltimore Sun.
Where Are They Now? Morganna
Why did baseball's buxom Kissing Bandit retire her act four years ago? Hard to say, because now she's revealing nothing
By Steve Rushin (sports Illustrated, 6/30/2003)
Her bust should have its own bust in Cooperstown. Morganna the Kissing Bandit had measurements like a first-place hockey record, 60-24-39, and so she required a custom-built brassiere with, as God is our witness, an I cup. Arrested in Houston in 1985 after running onto the field and kissing Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan and shortstop Dickie Thon, she successfully used a “gravity defense,” claiming in court that physics caused her to fall over an Astrodome fence and onto the playing surface. “Who's gonna argue,” she asked, “with Isaac Newton?”
Of course, her profile was less Newtonian than Partonian. (And Morganna was fond of telling anyone who'd listen–including Johnny Carson–that Dolly was modestly embosomed by comparison.) She first trespassed on the scene in 1971, at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, where she gamboled across the field on a friend's “dirty double dare,” she said, and kissed Pete Rose. (In later years Morganna liked to say that her career began with a bet, and his ended with one.)
During the quarter century that ensued, fans frequently saw MTKB bounding from a box seat onto one diamond or another, beneath a Vesuvius of blonde hair, to give a chaste kiss to a litany of All-Stars that included Johnny Bench, George Brett (twice), Steve Garvey and Cal Ripken Jr.
Read more at Sports Illustrated.