Ex-Twin Jack Morris denied Hall of Fame entry for 15th time

For the 15th and final time by the writers, former Twins pitcher Jack Morris was denied entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Morris received 61.5 percent of votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America, down from 67.7 percent in 2013. Players need 75 percent of the votes in order to be inducted. Three players were inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame class: former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, and former White Sox designated hitter Frank Thomas.

Morris is eligible for induction by the veteran’s committee in 2016.

Morris spent just one season with the Twins in 1991, but it was one of the most memorable years in his 18-year career. Morris was on the mound for Game 7 of the 1991 World Series and pitched a 10-inning shutout as the Twins won 1-0 over the Atlanta Braves. He finished the 1991 season with an 18-12 record and a 3.43 ERA.

The somewhat underwhelming numbers Morris posted over his career were the topic of conversation in recent years as he remained on the Hall of Fame ballot. In 18 seasons, he won 254 games and had a career ERA of 3.90. Morris spent most of his career with Detroit, and also pitched for Toronto and Cleveland before retiring after the 1994 season.

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