Jack Morris

Jack Morris cooperstownexpert.com
Birthdate 05/16/1955
Death Date
Debut Year 1977
Year of Induction 2018
Teams Blue Jays, Indians, Tigers, Twins
Position Pitcher

Jack Morris dominated the Majors in the 1980s — starting the most games, pitching the most innings, and recording the most wins.

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Jack Morris was one of the most dominant pitchers of the 1980s

Jack Morris was one of the most dominant pitchers of the 1980s

When Jack Morris penned his signature on this contract on March 14, 1978 he was a 22-year old with 7 big league games to his credit. The Tigers fifth-round pick out of BYU, Morris soon blossomed into a Detroit mainstay. The right-hander started 1979 in Triple-A. After five starts he was promoted to
Jack Morris holds the record for consecutive Opening Day starts with 14

Jack Morris holds the record for consecutive Opening Day starts with 14

When Jack Morris got the nod as the Tigers Opening Day starter in 1980, he began a historic run. For each year of the decade and the first year of the next, Detroit gave Morris the ball to tip off the season. He signed with the Twins in February, 1991 and was on the hill for their opener two months
Morris pitched a no-hitter in a nationally televised game in 1984

Morris pitched a no-hitter in a nationally televised game in 1984

NBC got a little lucky with its nationally televised Game of the Week on April 7, 1984. With Jack Morris on the hill, the network was treated to a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park. After retiring the first 9 Chicago hitters in order to start the game, Morris ran into trouble.
Lance Parish caught more of Morris games than any other catcher

Lance Parish caught more of Morris games than any other catcher

Lance Parrish and Jack Morris played together as battery mates in Detroit from 1977-1986. Seen here is a questionnaire filled out and signed entirely in Parrish’s hand. Of Morris, Parrish had this to say, “Jack hated to lose. He was a fierce competitor and a great athlete. He also fielde
Jack Morris' 254 wins were surpassed by Greg Maddux on 8/7/2001; here's the lineup card from the Braves dugout

Jack Morris' 254 wins were surpassed by Greg Maddux on 8/7/2001; here's the lineup card from the Braves dugout

Jack Morris’ Hall of Fame career resulted in 254 career wins, tied with White Sox hurler Red Faber, Cooperstown class of ’64. Among the few pitchers who have since surpassed that total since is Greg Maddux. Win #255 came for the Braves hurler on August 7, 2001. In the collection is the l

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