The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot was announced on Tuesday and Jack Morris in on the ballot for the 15th year.
Unfortunately it is his last year of eligibility.
In 2013 balloting, Morris came the closest he has ever come to getting to the Hall of Fame when he finished with 385 votes. He needed 427.
That could be as close as it gets for Morris who faces some serious competition from a couple of 300 win pitchers who are surely first ballot Hall Of Famers.
Greg Maddux, in his first year of eligibility, has 355 wins to his credit.
Tom Glavine is also in his first year of eligibility and has 305 wins.
Four players with connections to PED’s are also on the ballot. Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens are all facing their second year of eligibility and there is talk that the some baseball writers may forgive their transgressions and vote them in this year. Mark McGwire is in the same PED boat and is on the ballot for the 8th time.
The combination of pardons for the PED era and first ballot Hall of Famers on the ballot in 2014 will make it tough for Jack Morris to receive enough votes to get to Cooperstown.
If he fails to get elected this year, that will leave Jack Morris’ Hall of Fame hopes up to the veterans committee. But with the gold standard for HOF pitchers being 300 wins, Jack’s 254 career wins may not be enough to get him into the Hall; despite his 1991 World Series MVP.
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