(Finally!) Two Tigers Greats to Join Baseball Hall of Fame [VIDEO]
Well, it's about damn time. Jack Morris and Alan Trammell are finally headed for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Morris and Trammell help propel the Detroit Tigers to victory in the 1984 World Series.
Morris was named on 14 and Trammell on 13 of the 16 ballots cast by the Hall's Modern Baseball Era Committee on Sunday, according to MLB.com.
Morris spoke highly of his then-teammate and said it's great that they're going into the Hall at the same time.
"I've got to believe, in a crazy sort of way, that this is the sweetest way to go in," Morris said. "To go in with a guy who meant so much to me and, in my opinion, was overlooked."
Trammell reciprocated, saying that he's overwhelmed.
"Overwhelmed," Trammell said. "My mind is a whirlwind. I thought that Jack was well-deserving and in my opinion should've been in a few years ago. But nevertheless, it's an honor to go in with Jack and whoever is inducted from the writers' ballot. It's going to be a great class. I'm honored to be a part of it."
The pair will be inducted the weekend of July 27-29 in Cooperstown, NY.