Ex-Twin Morris Misses HOF for 15th Time

By KBJR News 1

Ex-Twin Morris Misses HOF for 15th Time

January 8, 2014 Updated Jan 8, 2014 at 6:47 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Jack Morris, who is widely known as the Game 7 hero of the 1991 World Series, has missed getting voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame for a 15th and final time.

Morris received 61.5 percent of the vote this year from the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), well shy of the 75 percent needed for induction. The 58-year-old now joins Gil Hodges as the only guys to eclipse 50 percent of the vote without eventually being inducted into the Hall.

After winning 254 games in his 18 major league seasons, Morris was trying to become just the third player to ever gain induction on the 15th and final time on the ballot.

Morris spent just the 1991 season with Minnesota, posting a record of (18-12) with a 3.43 earned run average. His biggest stamp on that season came in the World Series, including a 10-inning performance in the Twins' 1-0 win over Atlanta in a decisive Game 7.

Morris' candidacy will now shift to the expansion-era committee, which covers players not already in the Hall from 1973 to the present.

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