Tram, Morris fall short on Hall ballot
Not that it’s going to be a shock, but the Hall of Fame debate over Alan Trammell and Jack Morris will go on for at least another year. While members of the BBWAA elected Andre Dawson to the Hall, Trammell and Morris again fell short.
Morris continued his progress in balloting with a noticeable jump in votes. He garnered 282 votes, or 52.3 percent of the electorate. Trammell’s support remained in its usual range with 121 votes, good for 22.4 percent. A candidate needs to be selected on 75 percent of all ballots to be inducted.
Thus, the 1984 World Champion Tigers remain without a player in the Hall of Fame. Their only member in Cooperstown remains their manager, Sparky Anderson.