Jack Morris falls short of Hall of Fame
Although he might have defined an MLB decade, Morris just isn't worthy of Cooperstown
The Hall of Fame is set to announce this year's inductees, an annual event that's as much a part of winter as free-agent signings, blizzards and the inevitable weight gain from holiday-related overeating. With Jim Rice collecting the necessary 75 percent of Baseball Writers' Association of America votes to get into the Hall two Januarys ago, the most controversial candidate on the ballot may be the feared Detroit Tigers ace with the equally devastating splitter and mustache, Jack Morris.
Discussions of Morris' candidacy have dominated in the past month to the extent that even significant newcomers such as Jeff Bagwell have become near afterthoughts under the shadow of the Morris-related arguments. In the great Morris debate, there has occasionally been more heat than light, so let's take a look at each of the arguments for and against his induction and see which ones are on solid ground.
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