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A year ago, Jack Morris missed his ticket to immortality by just 48 votes. And depending on who you're getting your Hall of Fame predictions and updates from...it looks like it might happen again.So, while not everyone agrees on whether or not Morris is Hall worthy, I think we can all agree...whether you’re a metrics guy, a black/gray ink guy or something else, it’s the numbers that make you a fan.4192 hits, 56 games and 61* (or for that matter 70...maybe 73?) home runs all mean something to someone. And while we wait to see who going to get enshrined in Cooperstown next, here are some more numbers to play with.4229 Say what you want to about Julio Franco...but the guy could hit. During his 26-year professional career, the journeyman amassed an impressive 4229 hits. Of course, he had to enlist the United Nations to do it. Franco collected his hits in the Majors (2586), Minors (618), Mexico (316), Japan (286), the Dominican (267) and South Korea (156). 1617 While fellow ballot ...
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DETROIT Jack Morris remains on the outside looking in.
Morris, who won 198 games in 14 seasons with the Detroit Tigers and pitched for four World Series winners, failed to cross the 75-percent threshold required for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In totals released Wednesday afternoon, he got only 67.7 percent of the vote just a percentage point ahead of last year&...
Jack Morris’ quest to reach the MLB Hall of Fame is down to its final shot. The former Detroit Tigers pitcher again fell short of induction (as did everyone else on the 2013 ballot) — Morris received 67.7 percent of votes, shy of the 75 percent required to make the Hall.
This was Morris’ 14th year on the Hall of Fame ballot, meaning he has just one year of eligibility left...
Ben and Sam try to figure out whether the sabermetric movement has helped keep Jack Morris out of the Hall of Fame or given him a better chance to get in.
(Written on 1/11/12)
As we all know by now, The Baseball Writers have voted SS Barry Larkin into the Hall of Fame. Outside of the talk about how good of a player Larkin was, many have focused on those who fell short, such as Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell and Lee Smith, all of whom got over 50% of the vote, but fell short of the 75% that was needed to gain entry. Tim Raines got 48...
Any fan of baseball, including writers with votes for the Hall Of Fame, should have been rooting for contemporary inductees in this year’s ballots.
Unfortunately, it did not happen.
MLB lost an opportunity to shine the light on some outstanding players from recent times and from a couple decades back.
For all that baseball has gone through over the past 15 years – the steroids...
I was planning on putting together a post regarding the Hall of Fame today, regarding the fact that nobody was elected to Hall by the BBWAA. I had some crystalline points and a well thought out opinion on the matter, I believed. In fact, I was asked the question earlier this afternoon, and then heard a similar response from, of all people, Jim Souhan on ESPN1500.
Anyways, my response...
For the first time since 1996, the BBWAA (Baseball Writers Association of America) elected no one to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The ballot consisted of many repeat players such as Jack Morris making his 14th appearance but was littered with players linked to steroids such as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.
The *home run king* received 36.2% of the votes which was well short of the...