Detroit Tigers: Top 10 Starting Pitchers of All Time
Oct 17, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers former pitcher Jack Morris throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to game five of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
2. Jack Morris
This legendary pitcher threw strikes for the Tigers for 14 years. He was in five All-Star games and won several other awards including the World Series MVP (with the Minnesota Twins). He led the American League in wins in 1981 and he led the AL in strikeouts in 1983. He finished his time in Detroit with a 3.73 ERA and a WHIP of 1.266. He did frequently lead the league in wild pitches due to his split-finger fastball. However, that same fastball helped him the 1980 strikeouts he had with the Tigers.
His placement in the number 2 spot has to do with his World Series performances. He has three rings, but Morris has never won a Cy Young or a season MVP award. At this time, Morris missed being voted into the Hall of Fame by 8 percent. He will be eligible for enshrinement by the Veterans Committee in 2017. Many believe the BBWAA of did not vote him in because of his surliness with the media during his playing days. Now, he can be seen working for Fox Sports as a baseball analyst.
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