» June 5, 1979: In Seattle, Willie Horton hits an apparent home run, his 300th, but the drive off John Hiller strikes a speaker in left centerfield and all Willie gets is a single. Butch Hobson hit the same speaker on April 25, but got a triple out of it. Jack Billingham and Hiller combine on a 4-hitter to beat Seattle, 31. Tomorrow, Horton belts his 300th, off Jack Morris, in Seattle's 43 win.
» August 21, 1980: Rob Wilfong's 1st inning single is the only hit off Jack Morris. The Tiger ace beats the Twins, 42.
» October 25, 1983: White Sox pitcher LaMarr Hoyt, who led the American League with 24 wins but whose 3.66 ERA was not among the league's 15 best, wins the AL Cy Young Award, beating out the Royals Dan Quisenberry and the Tigers Jack Morris.
» April 7, 1984: Tigers Jack Morris no-hits the White Sox 40 at Comiskey Park, walking six and striking out 8.
» May 3, 1984: Bobby Ojeda strikes out a career-high 10 batters and outduels Jack Morris as the Red Sox beat the Tigers 10, handing Detroit (19-4) a 2nd consecutive loss.
» May 24, 1984: Detroit (35-5) beats California 51 for its 17th consecutive win on the road, breaking the American League record set by the 1912 Senators, and tying the ML mark set by the 1916 Giants. Jack Morris (91) allows four hits in nine innings to win, and he is backed by homers from Lance Parrish and Alan Trammell. The Tigers will finally lose tomorrow in Seattle, 73.
» June 24, 1984:
After missing two starts, Jack Morris (123) stops the Brewers, 71. Ruppert Jones and Lance Parrish hit homers for the Tigers, who have now drawn 165,000 fans for the 4-game series with Milwaukee. Detroit now leads the AL East by eight 1/2 games.
» June 29, 1984: Twins rookie Andre David hits a 2-run home run off Jack Morris in his first ML at bat to spark Minnesota to a 53 win over Detroit before 44,619. It is the only home run David will hit in the big leagues and stops Morris' 11-game win streak over the Twins. Detroit win the nitecap, 75, as Kirk Gibson starts the scoring with a 2-run homer in the 1st and ends it with a two-run homer in the 9th. The Tigers also score in the second on back to back homers by Chet Lemon and Rupert Jones.
» August 7, 1984: Bill Buckner and Tony Armas each hit grand slams in the first two innings off Tigers ace Jack Morris to spark the Red Sox to a 127 victory in the first game. Detroit takes the 2nd game 75 in 11 innings, after scoring a run in the 9th to tie. Lance Parrish's two-run homer ends it and Aurelio Lopez goes 90.
» October 9, 1984: The Tigers win the World Series opener as Jack Morris pitches a complete-game 3-2 victory. Larry Herndon's 2-run home run in the 5th is the margin.
» October 13, 1984: In game 4, Jack Morris wins again 42. A pair of 2-run home runs by Allan Trammell provide all the Motor City scoring.
» October 2, 1985:
Tigers 1B Darrell Evans hits his ML-leading 40th home run of the season and becomes the first player to have a 40 home run season in each league. Evans hit 41 homers for the Braves in 1973. Jack Morris tops Dave Stieb in Detroit's 42 win over Toronto. Whitt and Gibson also homer.
» April 7, 1986: On Opening Day at Tiger Stadium, Boston's Dwight Evans achieves a ML first by hitting a home run off Jack Morris on the first pitch of the entire season. But Detroit's Kirk Gibson later hits two homers of his own, adds two singles and drives in five runs to lead the Tigers to a 65 victory.
» May 3, 1986: Minnesota's Kirby Puckett hits a home run on the game's first pitch (from Walt Terrell) for the 2nd consecutive night, but the Twins lose to the Tigers 74. The night before Puckett hit Jack Morris's first pitch for a home run to spark the Twins to a 101 victory.
» September 27, 1986: Jack Morris shuts out the Yankees 10 in 10 innings, raising his record to 20-8 and snapping Don Mattingly's hitting streak at 24 consecutive games.
» December 19, 1986: After finding no other clubs interested in signing him, free-agent pitcher and 20-game winner Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with the Tigers while at the same time accusing the ML owners of collusion against free agents. Morris had offered to sign a one-year contract, with salary to be determined by an arbitrator, with either the Yankees, Angels, Twins, or Phillies, but was turned down by all 4.
» February 13, 1987: Tigers Jack Morris is awarded a $1.85 million salary by arbitrator Richard Bloch, the highest amount awarded to date through that process.
» February 17, 1987: Don Mattingly wins a $1.975 million salary in his arbitration case against the Yankees, eclipsing Jack Morris's record amount of just four days ago.
» April 3, 1987:
At Tiger Stadium, Jack Morris makes his 8th straight start for Detroit and is booed by the 51,315 for his attempts to leave the Tigers over the winter. The Yankees and Tigers each score one run in nine innings before New York scores in the 10th to beat Morris, 21. Dave Righetti, in relief of Dennis Rasmussen, is the winner.
» August 3, 1987:
Jack Morris ties the AL record with five wild pitches in a 42, 10-inning loss to the Royals. Morris will scatter 24 wild pitches this season to set a new ML record. Juan Guzman will top it with 26, in 1993.
» October 8, 1987: Minnesota wins again as Bert Blyleven beats the Bengals ace Jack Morris 63.
» April 4, 1989:
Rangers DH Buddy Bell gets his 2,500th career hit, a single off Jack Morris in a 40 win over Detroit.
» October 3, 1990:
Cecil Fielder becomes the 11th player ever to hit 50 home runs when he belts his 50th and 51st in the Tigers' season finale, a 103 win over New York. He is the first AL player since 1961 to reach the 50 mark. Kevin Maas and Gary Ward also homer as Jack Morris (1518) is the winner. Maas ends the season with 21 homers and 41 RBI, the only player, till Barry Bonds in 2001 to not double his homer total in RBI.
» February 5, 1991: Jack Morris signs a contract with his hometown team, the Minnesota Twins. In doing so, he turns down a 3-year offer from the Detroit Tigers.
» April 28, 1991: Jack Morris of the Twins wins the 200th game of his career, defeating the Mariners, 8-2. He is the 89th hurler to reach the mark.
» September 12, 1991: Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan wins his 10th game, beating the Twins, 43, and becoming just the second pitcher ever to reach double figures in wins in 20 different seasons. Don Sutton did it 21 seasons. The win, Ryan's 312th of his career moves him past Tom Seaver into 14th place on the career list. Jack Morris is the CG loser.
» October 8, 1991: The Twins defeat the Blue Jays, 54, in Game One of the ALCS behind Jack Morris.
» October 12, 1991: The Twins take a three games to one lead in the ALCS with a 9-3 win behind Jack Morris. OF Dan Gladden drives in three runs for the victors, and Kirby Puckett homers.
» October 19, 1991: The Twins defeat the Braves 5-2 in Game one of the World Series. SS Greg Gagne's 3-run home run off Charlie Leibrandt in the 5th inning helps support the strong effort of winning pitcher Jack Morris.
» October 27, 1991: The Twins become World Champions with a 1-0 victory in 10 innings behind Jack Morris's masterful pitching. Gene Larkin's single off Alejandro Pena scores Dan Gladden with the game's only run. The game is the first Game seven to go into extra innings since the Senators-Giants Series in 1924. Morris is named the Series MVP for the Twins, who win all four games in the Metrodome while losing all three in Atlanta. Four of the seven games are decided on the final pitch, while five are decided by a single run, and three in extra innings. All are Series records.
» December 18, 1991: The Blue Jays sign free agent P Jack Morris to a 2-year, $10.85 million contract.
» April 6, 1992:
Toronto's Jack Morris sets a record with his 13th consecutive Opening Day start, as he goes all the way in defeating the Tigers, 42.
» September 27, 1992:
At Yankee Stadium, Jack Morris wins his 20th of the year, going six innings in a 122 blowout over the 4th place Yanks. Toronto scores nine runs off Scott Sanderson, who leaves in the 2nd inning. Joe Carter paces the 19-hit attack with four hits. The Jays maintain a two 1/2 game lead in the East over Milwaukee.
» October 17, 1992: C Damon Berryhill hits a 3-run home run in the 6th inning to give the Braves a 31 victory in Game one of the World Series. The pitching matchup of Tom Glavine and Jack Morris is the 1st time that a pair of 20game winners starts the opening game of a World Series since 1969. Glavine goes all the way for the win, while Joe Carter homers for the only Toronto run.
» September 13, 1993:
The Astros' game against the Rockies in Colorado is postponed when the Denver area is hit by a late-summer storm which deposits more than five inches of snow. Just 24 hours before game time, it had been 92 degrees.sept seven promoted to majors, Oak P Kurt Abbott homers in 2nd at bat, off Jack Morris.
» September 29, 1993: Toronto defeats Milwaukee, 9-6, as Blue Jays 1B John Olerud ties the American League record for intentional walks in a season with 33. Ted Williams set the record in 1957. Toronto hurler Juan Guzman sets a new league mark for wild pitches in a season. His two errant tosses give him a total of 25 for the year, erasing Jack Morris' record, set in 1987.
» July 16, 1994: At Comiskey Park, the Indians win their 2nd straight game, 2-0, behind Dennis Martinez. Tomorrow, Chicago will hammer Jack Morris, 52, to move back into first place by two percentage points.
» December 22, 1994:
The Reds sign free agent P Jack Morris.
» April 18, 1995: Veteran P Jack Morris announces his retirement after 17 years and 254 victories.
» May 3, 1996:
Mike Veeck, president of the St. Paul Saints (AA Northern League) announces the signing of Darryl Strawberry. The Straw joins another veteran, pitcher Jack Morris, who joined the team two weeks ago.
» September 29, 1996:
The Blue Jays beat Baltimore on the final day of the season, 41, behind Pat Hentgen. Hentgen wins his 20th, joining Jack Morris as the 2nd Blue Jay pitcher in history to win 20. The O's only run is Brady Anderson's lead off home run, his 50th home run of the year. The Orioles end the year with a major-league record 257 home runs. Both the Mariners (245) and the A's (243) surpass the old record of 240, set by the 1961 Yankees.
» December 5, 1996:
Following his most productive season with the Oakland A's, Terry Steinbach elects to take less money and return home. Like Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor, and Jack Morris before him, the Minnesota veteran signs with Twins.