Article by: Idaho Mountain Express
Killebrew-Thompson Memorial golf tournament supporter Jack Morris, was voted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Dec. 10 by the Modern Baseball Era Committee. Morris, a fiercely-competitive right-handed pitcher known for his split-fingered fastball, was chosen along with Detroit Tigers teammate Alan Trammell, a shortstop. Four-time World Series champion Morris, 62, pitched for four American Legion teams during his 1977-1994 career, compiling a 254-186 record, 3.90 ERA and 2,478 strikeouts. He was the World Series Most Valuable Player in 1991 for the Minnesota Twins. Morris came out of Highland Park High School in St. Paul, Minn. and pitched for the Brigham Young University Cougars before coming up to the big leagues for the Detroit Tigers 40 years ago. During his 21-win season of 1986, he pitched three consecutive complete-game shutout victories.