Former Tigers Trammell and Morris Head to Cooperstown

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Alan Trammell and Jack Morris elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Morris got 14 votes and Trammell drew 13, one more than the minimum needed.

Three-time 20-game victor Jack Morris and six-time All-Star shortstop Alan Trammell have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Modern Baseball Era Committee. He had a career wRC+ of 111, and a WAR of 63.7 over a career that lasted from 1977 to 1996.

It was a long time coming for both, but two legends from the 1980s and 1990s have received the call to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Jack Morris, left, and Alan Trammell.

The threshold for election is 75 percent.

Both were with Detroit for most if not all of their careers. His most famous victory was a 10-inning shutout, winning 1-0 for Minnesota over Atlanta in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. He dropped to 61.5 percent four years ago in his final time on the writers' ballot, 78 votes shy.

Morris' career record is 254-186. "Had they existed maybe I would have had a better understanding of what it would have meant to not pitch through pain, to not go deeper into games on nights that I told my manager, "I'm fine" when I wasn't".

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"This announcement is truly a proud moment for all of us and for the legions of Tigers fan who watched these all-time greats excel during their years wearing the Olde English 'D.' Their achievements on the field, and character off, exemplify what's best about the sport of baseball - and I'm thrilled the Modern Era Committee saw fit to enshrine Tram and Jack in Cooperstown". His 3.90 ERA will be the highest of any pitcher in the Hall of Fame.

The other candidates were Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Marvin Miller, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Simmons and Luis Tiant.

Trammell was a six-time All-Star and spent his entire 20-year career with the Tigers.

Trammell was the 1984 World Series MVP, hitting.450 as the Tigers trounced San Diego in five games and finished off a season in which they started out 35-5. He scored 1,231 runs and drove in 1,003 while batting.285.

Miller, who headed the players' union from 1966-82, was on the ballot for the seventh time. Committee members could only vote for up to four candidates.

The BBWAA annual vote on players will be announced January 24.

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