Tenth Year on Ballot (22.4%)
PLAYING CAREER: Detroit Tigers (1977–1996)
ACHIEVEMENTS: Career batting average of .285 with 2365 hits, 185 home runs, 1003 RBI and 1231 runs scored. Hit .300 or better seven times. Twice put together hit streaks of 20-games or longer. 1984 World Series champion and Series MVP. Four-time Gold Glove Award winner (1980-1981 and 1983-1984). Six-time All-Star selection (1980, 1984-1985, 1987-1988 and 1990).
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ON TWITTER:
@burneystweets: Jack Morris IS a Hall of Famer.....and so are Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell for that matter too
@SandlapperSpike: For the writers who voted Jack Morris for the Hall of Fame...you're voting for the wrong Tiger. Alan Trammell should get your vote instead.
@spacemnkymafia: Alan Trammell gets a loud ovation as he stands in because he's a future Hall of Famer, RIGHT BBWAA?
HOVG THOUGHTS: For some reason, Trammell has become the Bert Blyleven of some Hall of Fame discussions and I'm not sure why. When he played, like Blyleven, he was so overshadowed by some of the other guys out there that no one would have considered him a lock for Cooperstown. Now, long after retiring and having spent a number of years on the ballot…people start banging his drum. Why? I liked Trammell, it’s true…but I don’t see it, gang.