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Morris is making his final ballot appearance and it'll be close -- he received 67.7% of the vote last year (75% is required). I know his ERA is a little too high for some and his victory total is a little too low. Still, his status as a workhorse during an era in which both baseballs and bodies were juiced,
Maddux, well, you know ... I'm not even going to bother throwing any stats out there. If he doesn't get in, it's time to take the vote away from me and my peers.
His numbers are very good (270-153, 3.68 ERA, 2,813 K), but not one of them screams: “I’m a Hall of Famer!”
Schilling, like Morris, is a borderline pick and I can understand why he didn't get more votes last year, his first on the ballot: low-ish win total, a less-than-spectacular ERA.
Referring to #7 unless you don't want any relievers in Gossage'a numbers are easily in. He's no lower than #3 all-time amongst eligible RP.
I'm not even particularly bothered by Morris anymore, but I'm utterly gobsmacked by the idea that anyone would vote for Morris, but not Mussina. I can't even fathom how that logic works. Ah well, in the end, this is a good ballot, so I shouldn't complain.
This is at least the second or third article saying that Morris pitched during the "juiced" era.
Is this a thing now -- giving Morris special credit when his only years during the "juiced" era were 93 and 94?
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