Jack Morris Stats

Jack Morris was born on Monday, May 16, 1955, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Morris was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 26, 1977, with the Detroit Tigers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jack Morris baseball stats page.

"As Roger Craig liked to put it, there are Opening Day pitchers, and pitchers who start on Opening Day . 'Jack Morris is probably the best of the former,' Craig wrote in Inside Pitch , his 1984 book with Vern Plagenhoef. 'Better than Don Drysdale , Jim Bunning , Bob Gibson , Sandy Koufax , Don Newcombe and Carl Erskine .' You can argue where Morris should rank on a list of baseball's best pitchers - his many near-misses in Hall of Fame voting stand as evidence that plenty do argue - but Morris' status among those who played with him remains unchallenged. In a big game, they all wanted Jack Morris on the mound. Year after year, when Jack Morris was on the staff, there were never any questions about who was the ace. He was the guy you wanted on the mound in Game 1 in October. He was definitely the guy you wanted on the mound in Game 7 in October." - Author Danny Knobler in Numbers Don't Lie: Tigers: The Biggest Numbers in Tigers History (Triumph Books, 'Jack Morris 11 Consecutive Opening Day Starts,' 06/01/2015)
Jack Morris

Jack Morris Autograph on a 1986 Donruss Diamond Kings Baseball Card (#13 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1986don01' title='1986 Donruss Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Jack Morris Autograph on a 1986 Donruss Diamond Kings Baseball Card (#13 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
John Scott Morris
Nickname:
Jack or Mount Morris
Born On:
05-16-1955  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Highland Park High School (St. Paul, MN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
07-26-1977 (Age 22)
Last Game:
08-07-1994
Draft:
1976 : 5th Round (98th)
Jack Morris

Jack Morris Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1977 22 Tigers 7 6 0 1 1 .500 3.74 1 0 0 45.2 189 38 19 20 4 23 0 28 2 0 0 -
1978 23 Tigers 28 7 10 3 5 .375 4.33 0 0 0 106.0 469 107 51 57 8 49 5 48 4 3 0 -
1979 24 Tigers 27 27 0 17 7 .708 3.28 9 1 0 197.2 806 179 72 76 19 59 4 113 9 4 1 -
1980 25 Tigers 36 36 0 16 15 .516 4.18 11 2 0 250.0 1,074 252 116 125 20 87 5 112 6 4 2 -
1981 26 Tigers 25 25 0 14 7 .667 3.05 15 1 0 198.0 798 153 67 69 14 78 11 97 2 2 2 -
1982 27 Tigers 37 37 0 17 16 .515 4.06 17 3 0 266.1 1,107 247 120 131 37 96 7 135 10 0 0 -
1983 28 Tigers 37 37 0 20 13 .606 3.34 20 1 0 293.2 1,204 257 109 117 30 83 5 232 18 3 0 -
1984 29 Tigers 35 35 0 19 11 .633 3.60 9 1 0 240.1 1,015 221 96 108 20 87 7 148 14 2 0 -
1985 30 Tigers 35 35 0 16 11 .593 3.33 13 4 0 257.0 1,077 212 95 102 21 110 7 191 15 5 3 -
1986 31 Tigers 35 35 0 21 8 .724 3.27 15 6 0 267.0 1,092 229 97 105 40 82 7 223 12 0 0 -
1987 32 Tigers 34 34 0 18 11 .621 3.38 13 0 0 266.0 1,101 227 100 111 39 93 7 208 24 1 1 -
1988 33 Tigers 34 34 0 15 13 .536 3.94 10 2 0 235.0 997 225 103 115 20 83 7 168 11 4 11 -
1989 34 Tigers 24 24 0 6 14 .300 4.86 10 0 0 170.1 743 189 92 102 23 59 3 115 12 2 1 -
1990 35 Tigers 36 36 0 15 18 .455 4.51 11 3 0 249.2 1,073 231 125 144 26 97 13 162 16 6 2 -
1991 36 Twins 35 35 0 18 12 .600 3.43 10 2 0 246.2 1,032 226 94 107 18 92 5 163 15 5 1 -
1992 37 Blue Jays 34 34 0 21 6 .778 4.04 6 1 0 240.2 1,005 222 108 114 18 80 2 132 9 10 2 -
1993 38 Blue Jays 27 27 0 7 12 .368 6.19 4 1 0 152.2 702 189 105 116 18 65 2 103 14 3 1 -
1994 39 Indians 23 23 0 10 6 .625 5.60 1 0 0 141.1 636 163 88 96 14 67 2 100 13 4 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
18 Years 549 527 10 254 186 .577 3.90 175 28 0 3,824.0 16,120 3,567 1,657 1,815 389 1,390 99 2,478 206 58 27 -
Jack Morris

Jack Morris Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1977 22 Tigers 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1978 23 Tigers 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1979 24 Tigers 28 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1980 25 Tigers 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1981 26 Tigers 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1982 27 Tigers 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1983 28 Tigers 44 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1984 29 Tigers 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1985 30 Tigers 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1986 31 Tigers 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 32 Tigers 36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1988 33 Tigers 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1989 34 Tigers 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1990 35 Tigers 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1991 36 Twins 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1992 37 Blue Jays 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1993 38 Blue Jays 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1994 39 Indians 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
18 Years 568 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jack Morris

Jack Morris Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1977 Tigers P 7 6 137 10 1.4 10 2 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.97
1978 Tigers P 28 7 318 22 0.8 20 5 15 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.70
1979 Tigers P 27 27 593 39 1.4 37 14 23 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .949 1.68
1980 Tigers P 36 36 750 76 2.1 74 31 43 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.66
1981 Tigers P 25 25 594 44 1.8 44 16 28 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1982 Tigers P 37 37 799 58 1.6 57 26 31 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .983 1.93
1983 Tigers P 37 37 881 57 1.5 55 29 26 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .965 1.69
1984 Tigers P 35 35 721 64 1.8 61 29 32 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .953 2.28
1985 Tigers P 35 35 771 54 1.5 50 25 25 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .926 1.75
1986 Tigers P 35 35 801 56 1.6 54 27 27 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.82
1987 Tigers P 34 34 798 49 1.4 49 31 18 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.66
1988 Tigers P 34 34 705 53 1.6 52 31 21 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 1.99
1989 Tigers P 24 24 511 40 1.7 39 17 22 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.06
1990 Tigers P 36 36 749 54 1.5 52 38 14 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.87
1991 Twins P 35 35 740 48 1.4 48 23 25 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.75
1992 Blue Jays P 34 34 722 47 1.4 46 20 26 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.72
1993 Blue Jays P 27 27 458 23 0.9 21 11 10 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .913 1.24
1994 Indians P 23 23 424 35 1.5 31 12 19 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .886 1.97
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 549 527 11,472 829 1.5 800 387 413 29 36 n/a n/a n/a .965 1.88
18 Years 549 527 11,472 829 1.5 800 387 413 29 36 n/a n/a n/a .965 1.88
Jack Morris

Jack Morris Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1977 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.22 5.52 4.53
1978 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.98 4.08 4.16
1979 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 1 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.92 5.15 2.69
1980 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 8 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.29 4.03 3.13
1981 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.24 4.41 3.55
1982 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.41 4.56 3.24
1983 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 7 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.80 7.11 2.54
1984 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.70 5.54 3.26
1985 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.74 6.69 3.85
1986 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.72 7.52 2.76
1987 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 2 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.24 7.04 3.15
1988 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.02 6.43 3.18
1989 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.95 6.08 3.12
1990 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.67 5.84 3.50
1991 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.77 5.95 3.36
1992 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.65 4.94 2.99
1993 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.58 6.07 3.83
1994 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.49 6.37 4.27
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
18 Years 0 0 .000 0 19 7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.78 5.83 3.27
Jack Morris

Jack Morris Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1977 Detroit Tigers 47 $19,000.00 - -
1978 Detroit Tigers 47 $25,500.00 - -
1979 Detroit Tigers 47 $31,000.00 - -
1980 Detroit Tigers 47 $109,000.00 - -
1981 Detroit Tigers 47 $120,000.00 Stats -
1982 Detroit Tigers 47 $450,000.00 - -
1983 Detroit Tigers 47 $825,000.00 - -
1984 Detroit Tigers 47 $875,000.00 Stats Stats
1985 Detroit Tigers 47 $885,000.00 Stats -
1986 Detroit Tigers 47 $875,000.00 - -
1987 Detroit Tigers 47 $1,850,000.00 Stats -
1988 Detroit Tigers 47 $1,988,000.00 - -
1989 Detroit Tigers 47 $1,989,000.00 - -
1990 Detroit Tigers 47 $2,100,000.00 - -
1991 Minnesota Twins 47 $3,700,000.00 Stats Stats
1992 Toronto Blue Jays 47 $4,450,000.00 - Stats
1993 Toronto Blue Jays 47 $5,425,000.00 - -
1994 Cleveland Indians 47 $350,000.00 - n/a


Did you know that Jack Morris pitched in exactly three Fall Classics and won three World Series rings with three different teams - the 1984 Detroit Tigers , the 1991 Minnesota Twins , and the 1992 Toronto Blue Jays ? The five-time All-Star ( 1981 , 1984 , 1985 , 1987 & 1991 ) pitcher gave up the most hits, the most earned runs, and the most home runs of any pitcher across the entire decade of the 1980s; however, he also started the most games, pitched the most innings, and had the most wins of any pitcher in that same decade!

Jack Morris was a three-time twenty-game winner, as fierce a pitcher as possible, who literally relished facing big batters in big games. Author Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), has supplied Baseball Almanac with this exclusive description of a Jack Morris big game, his no hitter in 1984, taken from No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, 'Jack Morris', Page 319):

Jack Morris No Hitter (Box Score: 04-07-1984 )

Coming off the biggest season of his young career when he posted a 20-13 record and led the league in strikeouts in 1983, 28-year old Jack Morris was making just his second start of the year when he met the Chicago White Sox on Saturday April 7 at Comiskey Park.

It was the fourth game of the season for Morris' undefeated Detroit Tigers. A crowd of 24,616 was on hand to watch Morris (1-0) tangle with Floyd Bannister .

Having mastered the split-fingered fastball the previous year, the hard-throwing Morris was no match for the defending American League West champions. Getting several outstanding defensive plays from his teammates, Morris made the heavy-hitting White Sox look helpless as he struck out eight, walked six and allowed just four balls to be hit to his outfielders.

Morris breezed through the first three innings, retiring the first nine batters he faced. He had a brief scare when Rudy Law led off the first with a line drive to right. But Kirk Gibson made a one-handed, running catch near the wall. Morris then struck out Carlton Fisk and Harold Baines .

Morris ran into serious trouble in the fourth. Law opened the inning with a walk and promptly stole second. Fisk and Baines also walked to load the bases with none out. But Morris got Greg Luzinski to slap a checkered-swing bouncer back to the mound for the start of a 1-2-3 double play. Ron Kittle struck out to end the inning.

The Tigers had taken a 2-o lead in the second on Chet Lemon's two-run homer following a walk to Lance Parrish . They added their final two runs in the fifth. Back-to-back doubles by Lemon and Gibson got one run, and after Tom Brooken's sacrifice bunt, Gibson beat the throw home on Lou Whitaker's fielder's choice grounder to second.

Morris walked Vern Law with one out in the fifth, but got Scott Fletcher to pop out to second and Julio Cruz to pop out to first. The Tigers' hurler fanned Rudy Law and Fisk and got Baines on a ground out to third in the sixth.

In the seventh, Luzinski opened with a walk. One out later, Tom Paciorek crushed a line drive that Dave Bergman , just inserted at first as a defensive replacement, snared with a leaping catch. Pinch-hitter Greg Walker ended the threat by grounding out to first.

Bergman came to Morris's rescue again in the eighth when he dropped to his knees to knock down a smoking grounder by pinch-hitter Jerry Hairston . After Morris took the throw at first for the out, he set down Cruz on a grounder to the mound and Rudy Law on a roller to first.

Morris had to face the heart of the White Sox order in the ninth. He retired Fisk on an easy bouncer to Bergman and Baines on a hard hopper back to the mound. The ever-dangerous Luzinski then drew a walk on a 3-2 pitch, but Morris came back to strike out Kittle on a 1-2 pitch.

It was over. The White Sox had been no-hit for the second time in their last seven regular seasons games. ( Mike Warren blanked them at the end of the 1983 seasons).

Morris went on to post a 19-11 record for the seasons. He would win 94 games and over a five-year period between 1983 and 1987 for the Tigers.

From 1980 through 1993, Jack Morris was the starting pitcher on Opening Day , the most consecutively by any pitcher in history. From 2000 to 2003, Morris never received greater than 30% of the Baseball Hall of Fame votes. He received 40% of the vote for the first time in 2006. In 2010, he received 52.3% of the vote. In 2012, he received 67% of the vote, and in 2013 he received 67.7% of the vote. On January 8, 2014, Morris received 61.5% of the vote in his last year of eligibility, and can now be considered for the Veterans Committee Expansion in 2017. Would you put Jack Morris in the Hall of Fame (tell us on Baseball Fever )?

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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