Jul 13, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins former pitcher Jack Morris throws to first base during the MLB legends and celebrity softball game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
29. Mike Moore: The Second Coming of Jack Morris? NOT!
This pitcher threw for the Tigers for three long years. Sparky Anderson thought he would be one of the best free agent signings the Tigers ever saw; but in reality, it was anything but. Moore started in a total of 86 games and lost 34 of them. Of course, no pitcher should be judged on their win-loss record, but he was not a good pitcher in 1993-1995. In 1993, he gave up a league-leading 35 home runs and in 1994, he gave up a league-leading 89 walks. He gave up the same amount of walks in 1994, but someone else actually gave up more.
Prior to his arrival in Detroit, the legendary Sparky Anderson thought he would be the next Jack Morris. About the only thing the two pitchers shared was the first letter in their last names. Fans remember Morris, even if they were not born when he pitched. Moore is a pitcher that no one wants to remember, even if they saw him pitch live. In his final year of pitching, which happened to be with the Tigers, his ERA was a shocking 7.53 and his WHIP was an abysmal 1.862.
This signing was a $10 million goof made by the Tigers.
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