Oct 16, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers former player Jack Morris waves to the crowd before game three of the 2012 ALCS between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsThe Toronto Blue Jays will have a new radio voice during the 2013 season, adding former pitcher Jack Morris to the booth. Morris, who was a member of the 1992 and 1993 World Series winner, will serve as a color commentator for Sportsnet 590 The Fan and will also make appearances on Blue Jays Central and Blue Jays Central at Noon.
Morris was a 5-time All-Star, winning 254 games during his career, with a 3.90 career ERA and 39.3 cumulative bWAR. Morris was also a 4-time World Series champion winning twice with the Blue Jays, once with Minnesota (1991), and once with Detroit (1984).
During Toronto’s first World Series championship, Morris finished the season with a 21-6 record and a 4.04 ERA. He would make two starts in the World Series against Atlanta, losing games one and five against the Braves. He failed to make any postseason appearances in 1993, after struggling much of the season and finishing the year on the disabled list.
In 2012, Morris received 67% of the vote necessary for the Hall of Fame and failed to be elected after his 14th year on the ballot. He will have one more crack at it in 2014 before having his candidacy considered by the veterans committee.