Jack Morris: 'I'm tired of getting scrutinized'

Is it safe to talk about Jack Morris again? A couple of weeks ago the former pitcher concluded his stint on the Hall of Fame ballot, falling just short (again) of the 75% needed to be enshrined in Cooperstown.  Meaning, quite simply, we're done talking Morris until he hits the Veterans Committee ballot in a few years, right?  Probably. That is until someone asks Morris...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Kelly on Jack Morris: 'He's a Hall of Famer'

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tom Kelly didn't expect Jack Morris would get the votes needed to earn a trip to Cooperstown, but that didn't make it any easier to swallow for Morris' former manager. "I'm very disappointed," said Kelly, who managed Morris during the pitcher's only season with the Minnesota Twins in 1991. "He was great to have on the ball club. Every...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Twin Jack Morris denied Hall of Fame entry for 15th time

For the 15th and final time by the writers, former Twins pitcher Jack Morris was denied entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Morris received 61.5 percent of votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America, down from 67.7 percent in 2013. Players need 75 percent of the votes in order to be inducted. Three players were inducted into this year's Hall of Fame class...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lou Whitaker doesn't support Jack Morris for the Hall of Fame

A lot of the drama has been sucked out of Wednesday's announcement of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame class. We know with some degree of certainty that Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine will be elected, and we're pretty confident Frank Thomas will be joining them. The biggest questions surround the players in that 60-75% range and whether or not they'll earn election this year...
Via The Outside Corner
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Morris teammate Lou Whitaker questions his Hall credentials

As Jack Morris prepares for his 15th and final appearance on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, his own Detroit Tigers teammate isn’t sure he is any more worthy than himself, or fellow tiger Alan Trammell (who is on the ballot for the 13th time).  The Detroit News writer Tony Paul reports that Whitaker loves his former teammate, but doesn’t see the distinction between...
Via Reading Between The Seams
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Does every World Series champion have a Hall of Famer?

Last weekend, I saw an interesting article in colleague Mike Petriello’s Twitter timeline. It was from retired Detroit News sportswriter/columnist Jerry Green, who was — for the 15th and final time — advocating for Jack Morris‘ Hall of Fame candidacy. Without getting into a line-by-line critique of the article, there were several things in the […]
Via Fangraphs
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Morris returns to Blue Jays as TV analyst

Former pitcher Jack Morris is returning to the Toronto Blue Jays as a television analyst. Sportsnet announced Tuesday that Morris will provide analysis on its radio broadcasts and website, as well as make appearances on game telecasts and the show ''Blue Jays Central.'' Morris was a member of Blue Jays teams that won consecutive World Series titles in 1992 and ...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dombrowski: Morris, Trammell belong in Hall

DETROIT -- He doesn't have a vote, but if he did, Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski would cast his to put Jack Morris and Alan Trammell into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Speaking to the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association on Tuesday at Hockeytown Cafe, Dombrowski addressed the usual issues surrounding the Tigers this season: closer, the fifth starter and...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Morris misses out again on Baseball HOF

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&...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jack Morris running short on time for HOF call

DETROIT Jack Morris is knocking on the door again. Will this be the year the Tigers pitching star gets into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Morris underwent a considerable spike in voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America last year, going from 53.5 percent in 2011 to 66.7 percent in 2012. He was just 48 votes short of the 75-percent required for Cooperstown enshrinement...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

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