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HOF Profile: Jack Morris

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Jack Morris - Starting Pitcher

 

Detroit Tigers 1977-1990

Minnesota Twins 1991

Toronto Blue Jays 1992-1993

Cleveland Indians 1994

 

8th year on the ballot

 

Past HOF Voting Results

2000: 22.24%

2001: 19.61%

2002: 20.55%

2003: 22.78%

2004: 26.28%

2005: 33.33%

2006: 41.15%

 

Awards

1981 AL Sporting News Pitcher of the Year

1991 World Series MVP

 

All-Star Selections: 5 (1981, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1991)

 

League Leader

1981: Wins

1983: Innings Pitched, Strikeouts

1986: Shutouts

1990: Complete Games

1992: Wins

 

Career Ranks

Wins: 40th

IP: 48th

K: 31st

GS: 34th

 

Hall of Fame Stats

 

Black Ink: Pitching - 20 (88) (Average HOFer ≈ 40)

Gray Ink: Pitching - 193 (46) (Average HOFer ≈ 185)

HOF Standards: Pitching - 39.0 (73) (Average HOFer ≈ 50)

HOF Monitor: Pitching - 122.5 (64) (Likely HOFer > 100)

 

Similar Pitchers in HOF: 6 (Bob Gibson, Red Ruffing, Amos Rusie, Burleigh Grimes, Bob Feller, Jim Bunning)

Other Similar Pitchers: Dennis Martinez, Tom Glavine, Luis Tiant, Chuck Finley

 

Year-by-Year Win Shares & Wins Above Replacmenet Level (WARP3)

 

1977: 3/1.0

1978: 4/1.1

1979: 17/6.7

1980: 14/5.3

1981: 16/6.5

1982: 14/4.8

1983: 20/7.6

1984: 14/5.4

1985: 19/8.1

1986: 20/8.3

1987: 21/8.8

1988: 12/4.7

1989: 4/2.4

1990: 8/3.0

1991: 18/7.1

1992: 15/5.7

1993: 1/0.6

1994: 5/2.8

 

Career Win Shares: 225

Career WARP3: 89.8

 

Would he get my vote?

 

No. Morris was incredibly durable, throwing 240+ innings in 11 seasons, and very consistent but was rarely dominant. He never posted an ERA under 3 in his career which is fairness to him was in part to pitching in Tiger Stadium but his career ERA+ of 105 is very unimpressive. He does get a bonus for two excellent World Series but he also had an awful postseason all around in 1992. Now his comp pitchers paint him as a Hall of Famer as he has six current HOFs and one futuer HOF in Tom Glavine but Morris' ERA+ is worse than all of them with only Burleigh Grimes being close at 107 and he's a questionable HOF. His #1 comp is Dennis Martinez who is a very good comp for him but like El Presidente, Morris is not a HOF.

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