Jack Morris won't make it to Cooperstown - KMSP-TV

Jack Morris won't make it to Cooperstown, at least not yet

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -

Major-league pitcher and St. Paul native Jack Morris missed out on being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame after his 15-year ballot eligibility expired Wednesday.

Cooperstown will now see the likes of pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and first-baseman Frank Thomas at 2014 Induction Weekend in late July. Maddux was voted in at 97.2 percent, Glavine at 91.1 percent while Thomas held 83.7 percent of the vote.

Craig Biggio missed by 2 votes, even after tallying over 3,000 career hits.

Morris, now 58, played mainly for the Detroit Tigers and won 254 games throughout his career. He signed a one-year contract with the Twins in 1991 where he posted 18 wins while Minnesota took on the Atlanta Braves in the World Series. He holds the record for most wins by a Twin in one postseason -- 4 total that year.

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Hope is not lost for Morris, however -- there is a veterans committee that looks at players who were not inducted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, an Expansion Era election to take place in 2017. Many former players are among voters in that election.

Morris now announces Blue Jays games.


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