Ex-Twin Morris Again Left Out of Hall of Fame

By KBJR News 1

Ex-Twin Morris Again Left Out of Hall of Fame

January 9, 2013 Updated Jan 9, 2013 at 2:30 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Jack Morris again fell short of the MLB Hall of Fame on Wednesday, part of a ballot that saw no new members elected to baseball's elite.

Morris received 67.7 percent of ballots this time around, with a player needing 75 percent of ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BWAA) to be elected to the Hall of Fame.

Next year will be Morris' 15th year on the ballot and his final chance to be elected by the BWAA. After that, his case will be taken up by the Veterans Committee.

Morris played just one season in Minnesota, but in that year became a hero playing as the ace of a pitching staff that led the Twins to a World Series championship.

He started three games for Minnesota in that World Series against the Atlanta Braves, including throwing 10 scoreless innings in Game 7 en route to a 1-0 win and the MVP award.

Following the 1991 World Series title with Minnesota, Morris went on to win the 1992 and 1993 World Series championships with Toronto. He also was part of the 1984 Detroit Tigers team that won the World Series.

In 18 seasons playing with four teams, Morris amassed a record of (254-186) and was five times named a MLB All-Star.

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