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On July 26, 1977, Jack Morris took the hill for the very first time at Comiskey Park against the Chicago White Sox. The 22-year-old Morris pitched four innings of relief and gave up two hits and two earned runs while striking out three in his major league debut.
Little did the people of the Windy City know is that day they were witnessing the birth of a career that would compile the most wins by a pitcher in the 1980′s, become one of the best big game pitchers in baseball history, win four World Series, and lead the Tigers’ staff for 14 years.
Whether you watched him pitch countless games at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull or have read or saw film of Tigers the Tigers legend, the name Jack Morris has been forever etched into the history of the Tigers.
Which leads people to ask a common question, how is Jack Morris not in the Hall of Fame?
A big knock on Morris is his career ERA, which is 3.90 and would be the highest number amongst any other pitcher currently in the Hall of Fame...
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