Modern Era Committee Votes Tigers’ Jack Morris, Alan Trammell Into Baseball Hall...

Modern Era Committee Votes Tigers’ Jack Morris, Alan Trammell Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Modern Era committee held their voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, of which Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected. The process consisted of 16 voters, with 12 votes to be enshrined.

Morris and Trammell received 14 and 13 votes, respectively. The former Detroit Tigers teammates will officially be enshrined in Cooperstown on July 29.

Morris, 62, played 18 Major League seasons with the Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians from 1977-1994. He was named an All-Star five times, twice finished in the top three in the Cy Young voting, and won 254 games in his career.

The right-handed pitcher won three World Series championships with the Tigers in 1984, Twins in 1991 and Blue Jays in 1992. Morris was named World Series MVP in 1991 when he went 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA in three starts.

Trammell, 59, played 20 Major League seasons from 1977-1996, all with the Tigers. The shortstop was a career .285 hitter and was named to six All-Star teams while winning three Gold Glove Awards and four Silver Sluggers.

He was also on that Tigers 1984 championship team, and was named the MVP of that year’s World Series. After retiring, Trammell took up a career in coaching and became the manager of the Tigers after the 2002 season.

He lasted just three seasons, compiling a record of 186–300. He has since spent time as a coach in the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations, and has been part of the Tigers front office.

A couple others were close to reaching the Hall of Fame were former catcher Ted Simmons, who fell one vote shy with 11, and former MLB players’ union head Marvin Miller, who only received seven votes.