The Pitcher became eligible for Hall of Fame consideration in 2000 but was never able to reach the threshold bar required to be elected into the Hall of Fame.
There are no disputing sabermetric tools that showed many of Morris’ stats were not consistent with previous players elected to the Hall. Tiger fans responded by essentially saying “I know what I know and I know Morris is a Hall of Famer”.
Sometimes, a vicious argument broke out between the two factions on the sports pages and on the internet.
While Morris never reached the threshold to be elected into the Hall by the BBWAA, the issue was settled in December of 2017. Both he and Alan Trammell were voted into the 2018 class of baseball’s Hall of Fame by the Eras committee.
Hall of Fame members such as George Brett, Rod Carew and 11 others who competed against Morris sided with the fans over BBWAA. To the delight of Tiger and many baseball fans, Jack Morris is now in the Hall of Fame.
Now the issue becomes; Was Alan Trammell truly deserving of a Hall of Fame selection?