As you all know from John’s recent article, today is the day that the results of BBWAA’s Hall of Fame balloting will be announced.
Former Tigers Jack Morris and Alan Trammell are not expected to make the cut. Morris is the more likely of the two and he deserves some recognition whether he ultimately ends up in the Hall of Fame or not. Let’s take a look back at Jack.
The 1984 Detroit Tigers put together a ridiculous 35-5 start to their season and the most memorable game of that MLB-best 40-game start may have come on April 7, 1984 when Jack Morris threw a no-hitter in Chicago. Listen to Ernie Harwell’s call of the ninth inning:
Morris was featured in a Gatorade spot in 1987. Note the awesome graphics:
Yes, Jack Morris went on to play for the hated Minnesota Twins towards the end of his career but his accomplishments there cannot be overlooked. Morris started three games in the 1991 World Series and was the winning pitcher in games one and seven. Not bad.
The good news that Jack Morris would certainly go into the hall as Tiger. WHTC in Holland, MI gives us a more recent glimpse of Jack Morris in some Tigers gear: