LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.
Morris and Trammell were chosen by a 16-man panel that considered candidates from the sport’s modern era. The results of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Modern Baseball Era ballot were revealed Sunday night from the location of this year’s MLB Winter Meetings.
Morris posted 254 wins. The right-hander’s most famous victory was a 10-inning shutout, winning 1-0 for Minnesota over Atlanta in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series.
Trammell was a six-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glover at shortstop. He scored 1,231 runs and drove in 1,003 while batting .285.
Trammell and Morris teamed to help the Tigers win the 1984 World Series.
Former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons fell one vote short of election and former players’ union head Marvin Miller was five shy of the 12 needed for election.
The BBWAA annual vote on players will be announced Jan. 24. Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates, and Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero, Edgar Martinez, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are among the holdovers.
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