Tigers pitcher Jack Morris, a member of the fabled 1984 World Series team, knows two things: He wants to be in the Hall of Fame, and he wasn’t the only 1980s superstar in a fur coat.
“It will be on eBay someday,” Morris said, laughing during a Saturday appearance at SportsFest when 97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Stone asked him about the fur coat pictures that dogged him for years. Morris participated in a SportsFest roundtable with Stoney, Bill, Sara and Tony Ortiz.
“Every member of my team owned a fur coat,” Morris added.
Morris also addressed the questions most fans want to know: How does he feel about his ongoing battle for the Hall of Fame?
“It’s just the process,” Morris said during the roundtable. “We could debate it forever…The older I get…the more I accept it.”
He added that he not only wants to win a spot in the Hall, he wants to win as a member of the Tigers.
“Detroit is an unbelieveably great sports town,” he said, adding, “It’s in my heart and soul.”
In an earlier conversation with The Ticket’s Terry Foster, he said of the Hall of Fame: “I think I deserve to be in, based on people that have accomplished similar things.”
He added that none of the Tigers players from his era have been added to the Hall of Fame, despite being “one of the best teams of all time.”
“The writers haven’t recognized that yet,” he said.