Morris, Trammell Finally Get Their Due from MLB Hall of Fame

After decades of eschewing players from the ’84 World Series-winning Tigers MLB picks Morris, Trammell to join Hall of Fame.

Pat Batcheller

Major League Baseball has selected the latest players to enter its Hall of Fame and both are former members of the Detroit Tigers.

For baseball fans in Detroit, it’s been a long time coming.

Many had questioned why no player from the 1984 World Champion Detroit Tigers team had ever been chosen for the Hall of Fame.

Now not just one but two will be enshrined.

The Hall’s Modern Era Committee has selected former Tigers Jack Morris and Alan Trammell.

Both have been eligible for a long time.

But Trammell was never flashy, just a six-time All Star shortstop voted the Most Valuable Player of the ‘84 World Series.

And Morris gave up more runs per inning as a pitcher than any other that’s made it to the Hall of Fame.

Yet he still had more than 250 wins, including a 10-inning shutout that won the 1991 World Series for the Minnesota Twins.

Morris also routinely pitched entire games, a rare feat in the modern era.


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