St. Paul Native Jack Morris Talks Entering Baseball Hall of Fame July 28

July 16, 2018 11:09 AM

The countdown is no longer months or even weeks. St. Paul native Jack Morris enters baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 28.

KSTP's Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson caught up with Morris before he leaves for Cooperstown middle of next week.


***Click the video box above to hear from Morris***

Morris found it in January that he made the Hall of Fame via the Modern Era Committee. Morris came close previously to making the Hall in his 15 years on the ballot. He got as much as 67.7 percent of the vote, with 75 percent required for election.

Morris' case was strong: He won 254 games during his 18 seasons. He spent 1991 with the hometown Twins, capping off the magical year with a 10-inning Game 7 World Series masterpiece helping clinch a world title.

Morris' 3.90 ERA is the highest of any Hall of Fame pitcher, and his career strikeouts (2,478 in 3,824 innings) were no greater than 34th on the all-time list. However, his durability and ace credentials for two World Series-winning teams, made him a worthy choice.

Morris joins Paul Molitor and Dave Winfield as Hall of Fame players from St. Paul. Per Morris, only Mobile, Alabama as a city has produced more Hall of Famers.


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