Found January 10, 2012 on
I was going to write a dry statistical post about Jack Morris not belonging in the Hall of Fame, but there's enough of that going on. So, I'm going to tell my personal Jack Morris story instead. I'm not sure why I haven't told this story during my many years on the internet other than I don't usually like to tell personal stories on here.
In the Spring of 1988, my father and I made one of our
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Jack Morris will have to wait for his call to the Baseball Hall of Fame.Morris, a St. Paul, Minn., native who pitched for the Twins as well as the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians during an 18-year career, fell short of the 75 percent of votes needed in the 2012 Hall of Fame election. Morris received 66.7 percent, which was up from the 53.5 percent he received...
The state of Michigan did not get completely shut out in Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame vote, revealed Monday afternoon.
Former University of Michigan player Barry Larkin, the longtime Cincinnati Reds shortstop, was the only player elected to the Hall of Fame.
Larkin earned 86 percent of the votes, jumping from 62.1 percent in last year's voting, the largest one-year...
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This is the first time hardballchat.com has been open for business immediately following the Hall of Fame vote. As my bio underneath says, I wrote The Hall of Fame Index back in 2010 in an effort to bring more clarity to the Hall of Fame discussion. The work was nominated for the Sporting News Award for statistical advancement and got solid reviews from those within...
Jack Morris received two-thirds of the writers' votes, giving him hope that he will be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013 or '14.
The wait for the Hall of Fame goes on for Jack Morris, but with a lot more hope. And like his World Series duel with John Smoltz in 1991, it's going to come down to the end.
Larkin named on 86 percent of ballots, above the necessary 75 percent. Jack Morris comes close at 67 percent. Former Indian Juan Gonzalez drops off future ballots with 4.6 percent.
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In 1987, Jack Morris finished a 2-1 win against Boston at Tiger Stadium with a three-up, three-down ninth inning against a trio of hitters who each had at least 300 career homers: Jim Rice, Don Baylor and Dwight Evans. Morris might be making a strong, successful finish like that in the Hall of Fame voting.
Another year, another victory for the anti-steroids centurions guarding the Baseball Hall of Fame's hallowed doors. Barry Larkin is headed to Cooperstown as the lone member inducted by the baseball writers in 2012. It's a well-deserved honor for the MVP shortstop, but not one that will cause much reaction outside of Cincinatti, where Larkin played out his 19-year career....