The big news on out of Major League Baseball this morning comes with last night’s announcement that the 2013 National Baseball Hall of Fame class is non-existent. Craig Biggio came the closest with 68.2 percent, followed by former Detroit Tiger Jack Morris 67.7 percent and Jeff Bagwell at 59.6 percent. Rounding out the top five were Mike Piazza (57.8%) and Tim Raines (52.2%). Former Tigers shortstop Alan Trammel received only 33.6 percent of the vote.
When this news broke, many fans here in Detroit were upset that their 1984 World Championship team is still without a Hall of Fame player. Here is some of what these fans had to say:
“The face the Jack Morris has been shut out of the Hall of Fame is a dang shame,” said Henry F. of Riverview, MI
“I look at it this way, the ’84 team was truly teams so if they don’t want to elect anybody from that team, that’s fine, we still love our boys,” said Kelly B of Waterford, MI.
While I hate to come off as a homer, I do not understand the fact that Barry Larkin (who was a fine player, don’t get wrong) is HOF caliber, but Morris, Trammel and Lou Whitaker are not?
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