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Jack Morris falls short in latest bid to reach Cooperstown

Jan 9th, 2014 - Sports News

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Morris has failed in his latest bid to reach baseball's Hall of Fame.

The 1991 World Series MVP came up 78 votes short of election in the results announced Wednesday.

Morris received 61.5 percent of the vote in his 15th and final appearance on the writers' ballot, a drop from 67.7 percent last year. He now must wait at least three years until a veterans committee can consider his candidacy.

Morris won 254 games in an 18-year career with the Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays and Indians. He pitched a no-hitter in 1984 and appeared in the World Series three times.

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected and will be inducted July 27 along with managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa.

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