We have two new members of the Baseball Hall of Fame thanks to the Modern Era Induction Committee. One of them, to me anyway, is a bona fide Hall of Famer who should have been in years ago. Someone who played with guts and vision, someone who defines an era for his team. Someone with integrity and passion for the game, who was so often overlooked.
The other is Jack Morris.
Please forgive me for editoralizing here, but I am pretty sure all of you loyal, longtime readers of my work know my views about Jack Morris, so I’m not going to waste my breath on a person who is not worth my time and effort.
Instead, let’s be excited for a truly worthy new inductee, the legendary Tiger Alan Trammell.
For the ones who just missed out, Ted Simmons was off by one measly vote, and Marvin Miller (another one who should have been in years ago) only had seven votes. Such stars of yesterday such as Dale Murphy, Steve Garvey, and Luis Tiant had less than seven votes.
Players and executives who did not make it this year can always look towards 2020, when the Modern Era Committee votes again.