Former Detroit Tiger Jack Morris up for Hall of Fame induction

Published On: Jan 09 2013 10:40:42 AM EST
A look at the baseball career of former Detroit Tiger Jack Morris

Morris played for the Detroit Tigers from 1977-1990.

Former Detroit Tiger Jack Morris will find out Wednesday afternoon whether he will be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

With an ERA of 3.90 spanning 18 years, Morris would have the highest ERA among all pitchers enshrined in Cooperstown if he were elected.

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"If I sense anything from the writers that have always been anti-Jack, they're pointing to the fact that I'd have the highest ERA in the Hall of Fame," Morris told MLB Network Radio. "Let me ask you this: When did we decide that earned-run average was more important than wins?"

He has been eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame since 2000 - but has never managed to make the cut.

To be elected to the Hall, a player needs to have his name appear on 75 percent of the ballots cast. Players need at least five percent of the votes to remain on the ballot from year to year. They have 15 years of eligibility, beginning five years after retirement.

Career Highlights

Morris played in 18 big league seasons between 1977 and 1994 - mainly for the Detroit Tigers. He won 254 games throughout his career.

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He was a five-time all star and played on four World Champion teams which included the Tigers, Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays.

Morris was drafted by the Tigers in the fifth round of the 1976 draft. He signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Twins in 1991. The next season he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays, followed by a brief stint with the Cleveland Indians in 1994. He retired in 1996.

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IMAGES: A look back at the baseball career of Jack Morris

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