Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on yesterday completing the journey from Motown to Cooperstown. Morris, a St. Paul, Minnesota native pitched for the Minnesota Twins just one season but it was a good one. The work-horse right-hander posted 254 wins and 18 of those were wearing a Twins uniform. He also won two ALCS and two World Series games for the Twins. Although Morris will probably go into Cooperstown wearing a Detroit Tigers hat, he is probably best remembered for his famous World Series victory, a 10-inning shutout, winning 1-0 for Minnesota over Atlanta in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series.
Morris, a big-game pitcher, and Trammell, a star shortstop, were picked by a 16-man Modern Baseball Era committee that considered 10 candidates whose biggest contributions came from 1970-87. Former catcher Ted Simmons fell one vote short of election and former players’ union head Marvin Miller was five shy of the 12 required for election.