DETROIT (WWJ) – No player from the Tigers ’84 World Series team has been elected into the hall of fame but that could change Wednesday. Former Tigers pitcher Jack Morris and shortstop Alan Trammell are on the ballot for baseball’s hall of fame.
Tigers broadcaster Dan Dickerson says both players deserve the honor, and it would mean a lot for Detroit if one of them were to be elected.
“He was one of the best short-stops clearly, to play this game, and he was kind of a hybrid, meaning that he put up some offensive numbers – right at the time when there were more and more offensive short stops coming into the game,” said Dickerson about Trammell. “But he was really one of a few that could hit with power, drive in runs, hit for average and play very good defense.”
“He was in the top 50 all-time wins. I think there is a very strong case for him (Morris),” he said. “He was a very durable pitcher – pitched deep into games. He started 14 opening day games, 3 All-Star games, Game 1 of six different playoff series in the post season.”
Dickerson calls Morris the guy you’d turn to when you wanted to win in a big game.
“It’s fantastic for the city of Detroit, it’s a lift for the organization, the franchise and really for any baseball fan living in the state of Michigan,” said Dickerson.
The Baseball Writers Association of America will announce the results of its election tomorrow at 2 p.m.