Jack Morris and Alan Trammell elected to Hall of Fame

Jack Morris and Alan Trammell

 

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.

Congratulations!

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