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This day in baseball

Post by sabrjay on Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:13 pm

Today is the 20th anniversary of the greatest World Series game ever. Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. This is the game where Jack Morris pitched a 10 inning shutout to win the Championship for the Twins. If he had done that as a Yankee he would be venerated as a god and there would be wails because he hasn't been elected to the HOF yet.

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Post by ullmandds on Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:17 pm

wah wah wah...blah blah blah...etc...etc!
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Post by sabrjay on Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:11 pm

Come on Pete, as a Yankee fan you know it's true. If the team that won that game was the Yankees instead of the Twins we'd never hear the end about how great a pitcher Morris was. Then again, if this scenario had played out, he would already be in HOF.

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Post by ullmandds on Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:49 pm

I DO agree that if it were the Yankees, more people would care!
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Post by cccc on Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:53 pm

jack morris is not a hof'er on any team. he had one great game...even bad pitchers like don larsen had one great game.

jack morris didn't impress me, i thought bret saberhagen and frank viola were better pitchers...so morris is certainly not a hof'er.
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Post by sabrjay on Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:53 am

Morris was one of the most dominant pitchers in the AL in the 80s. He not only anchored the Twins staff to title but also the 1984 Tigers. So it's not like he had just one great game. He was a pitcher you didn't want to face back then. Morris is the bridge from Ryan, Seaver, Carlton to Clemens and Maddux. A lot of pitchers had good runs for a few years in the 80s but no one was as good as Morris night in and night out.

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Post by jbonie on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:02 am

Jack Morris is definitely underrated. He pitched tons of innings and his career ERA is dragged down by some bad years later in his career. Unfortunately, those innings still count, however, and I don't think I can see him in the HOF. His lowest ERA in a season was 3.28, which is very good but not dominant in the way Pedro Martinez, Maddux, Clemens or Randy Johnson were. Jimmy Key pitched better at a later age and did win a WS too, with the Team That Shall Remain Nameless.
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