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Jack Morris

Full Name: John Scott Morris
Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher

United States of America

Biography: Jack Morris is a former outstanding professional baseball starting pitcher (1977-1994), mainly for the Detroit Tigers (1977-90).

He won 4 World Series rings - one with the Tigers (1984) and 3 more with other clubs - Minnesota Twins (1991, in which he was MVP) and the Toronto Blue Jays (1992, 1993).

Morris is a 5-time MLB All-Star 1981, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1991; MLB wins leader in 1981, 1992; AL strikeout leader in 1983 and he also pitched a no-hitter in 1984.

Since retirement Morris has had various television and radio analyst jobs and in 2017 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Modern Era portion of the Veterans Committee

Born: May 16, 1955
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Age: 67 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 1984-04-07 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
  • 1986-12-19 Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Tigers & accuses owners of collusion against free agency
  • 1987-02-13 Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator
  • 1987-08-03 Detroit Tigers ace Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2, 10 innings loss v Kansas City Royals
  • 1991-10-27 Baseball World Series: Minnesota Twins beat Atlanta Braves, 1-0 in 10 in Game 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; win 2nd title since move to Minneapolis; MVP: Twins pitcher Jack Morris
  • 2000-06-14 Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris' career record
  • 2018-07-29 Chipper Jones, Alan Trammell, Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Jack Morris are inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

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