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By Jim Caple and Jim Caple,Knight-Ridder | May 30, 1991
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nolan Ryan won his first game 23 years ago when he beat Larry Dierker and the Astros, and in the ensuing seasons he has won 304 more games -- including seven no-hitters -- and defeated 206 other pitchers. But he never beat Jack Morris.And he still hasn't.A duel between two pitchers with 507 major league victories between them didn't last long last night. Morris more than did his job against the Rangers, but the Twins drove the legendary Ryan from the mound by the fifth inning in Minnesota's 9-1 victory at Arlington Stadium.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
The national buzz surrounding Wednesday's 2 p.m. Hall of Fame announcement centers on whether the Baseball Writers' Association of America will elect someone - or several players - this year after swinging and missing in 2013. The best sense is yes, considering the influx of impressive first-year candidates, such as pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas, as well as solid holdovers Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Jack Morris, among others. For Orioles fans, though, the intrigue surrounds two players who almost assuredly won't be named on the required 75 percent of submitted ballots: starting pitcher Mike Mussina and first baseman Rafael Palmeiro.
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By Jim Caple and Jim Caple,Knight-Ridder | February 6, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- This is not 43-year-old Steve Carlton shuffling through one more town with a tired slider and a Code of Silence. And this is not 43-year-old Joe Niekro showing how to get by with emery boards.Jack Morris still can pitch. What's more important, he can pitch a lot of innings.The Twins, who yesterday signed free agent Morris to a one-year contract worth $3 million with options for 1992 and 1993 at $2 million a season, haven't had a pitcher throw 200 innings since Frank Viola won the Cy Young Award.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which was released Tuesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, includes former Orioles pitchers Mike Mussina, Armando Benitez and Mike Timlin among the 19 first-time candidates. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas headline the group of players who appear on the ballot for the first time, joining the 17 returning candidates from last year's class -- one that didn't produce any qualifying candidates for the first time since 1996.
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October 19, 1997
The most earned runs allowed by a single pitcher in a nine-inning World Series game:Yr .. ..Pitcher .. .. .. ..Club .. .. ..ER'97 .. .Orel Hershiser .. .Cle. .. .. ...7'96 .. .Andy Pettitte .. ..NYY .. .. .. .7'92 .. .Jack Morris .. .. .Tor. .. .. ...7'87 .. .Danny Cox .. .. ...StL. .. .. ...7'10 .. .Mordecai Brown .. .ChC .. .. .. .7Pub Date: 10/19/97
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By Jack Morris* ... ... ... ... 162 Saves: Mike Henneman.. ... ... ... .22 * -- no longer with team. 1990 record vs. Orioles: 7-6. Last division title: 1987 Fast facts * The Tigers figure to have 16 players aged 30 or older on their Opening Day roster. * Cecil Fielder and Mickey Tettleton had a combined 548 plate appearances last year without putting the ball in play. * In 1990 games at Tiger Stadium, an average of 9.52 runs were scored, highest in the league. * Sparky Anderson is the only manager to win a World Series in both major leagues. * Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker are entering their 14th year as a double-play combination, longest streak in history | April 4, 1991
ManagerSparky Anderson (974-860 in 12 seasons with the Tigers; 1,837-1,446 in 21 seasons)1990 record79-83, 3rd place, 9 games behind.1990 offensive leadersBA: Alan Trammell ... ... ... ... .304HR: Cecil Fielder ... ... ... ... ..51RBI: Cecil Fielder... ... ... ... 132SB: Tony Phillips ... ... ... ... ..191990 pitching leadersWins: Jack Morris* ... ... ... ... .15ERA: Edwin Nunez* ... ... ... ...2.24
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June 15, 1991
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins won their team-record 13th straight game last night, beating the Cleveland Indians, 7-0, on Shane Mack's grand slam and five RBI.The Indians were shut out for the third straight game, matching a club mark and one shy of the major-league record.Jack Morris (8-5) won his fifth consecutive start as the Twins surpassed their previous record streak of 12 straight wins in 1980. Morris pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and improved to 29-9 lifetime against Cleveland.
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By Mitch Albom and Mitch Albom,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 24, 1991
"They come and they go, Hobbs; they come and they go." Robert Duvall to Robert Redford in "The Natural"DETROIT -- I always loved that line, but I never realized how true it was in sports until last week. While vacationing out West, I went to a jazz concert in a small California nightclub. Not long after I sat down, a man and his wife sat next to me. The man smiled and said, "How you doing, Mitch?"I froze. For the life of me, I couldn't recall his name. I fumbled; I apologized. I knew he was an athlete, but I could only stammer "Oh, hi . . . uh . . . " When he finally said, "You don't remember me?"
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April 21, 2004
Andrew J. "Jack" Morris, president of Crown Central Petroleum Corp. in the 1970s, died of congestive heart failure April 14 at a retirement community in Lancaster, Pa. He was 88 and had lived in Baltimore's Homeland neighborhood for many years. Born in Alabama, he was raised in Waynesburg, Pa. He earned a degree from Waynesburg College, and was later a trustee and established a scholarship fund there. He also attended the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Morris spent 42 years in the energy industry, and from 1975 to 1980 was president and chief operating officer of Baltimore-based Crown Central Petroleum.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | September 11, 1990
Explaining the Orioles this year is easier than it was last season, when nobody quite understood how a team could go from 107 losses to second place.It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why they are wallowing near the bottom of the standings. There is a very academic reason -- they can't beat the teams within their own division.As a matter of fact, there is a distinct possibility they will conclude the year without a winning record against any Eastern Division team. If the Tigers win at Memorial Stadium either tonight (7:35, WBAL, HTS)
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April 21, 2004
Andrew J. "Jack" Morris, president of Crown Central Petroleum Corp. in the 1970s, died of congestive heart failure April 14 at a retirement community in Lancaster, Pa. He was 88 and had lived in Baltimore's Homeland neighborhood for many years. Born in Alabama, he was raised in Waynesburg, Pa. He earned a degree from Waynesburg College, and was later a trustee and established a scholarship fund there. He also attended the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Morris spent 42 years in the energy industry, and from 1975 to 1980 was president and chief operating officer of Baltimore-based Crown Central Petroleum.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 3, 2000
Be prepared to go home and hug your dog. Based on the memoirs of author Willie Morris (who died last August), "My Dog Skip" is an unapologetic weeper about a runt of a boy and the Jack Russell terrier who loves him. Filled with heart-tugging moments both timely (what it was like growing up in the 1940s) and timeless (ruminations on hero worship and how man's best friend earned the title), it's a charming family picture that would seem destined for classic status, if not for some unnecessary narration that only serves to make obvious sentiments the film has already made plain.
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October 19, 1997
The most earned runs allowed by a single pitcher in a nine-inning World Series game:Yr .. ..Pitcher .. .. .. ..Club .. .. ..ER'97 .. .Orel Hershiser .. .Cle. .. .. ...7'96 .. .Andy Pettitte .. ..NYY .. .. .. .7'92 .. .Jack Morris .. .. .Tor. .. .. ...7'87 .. .Danny Cox .. .. ...StL. .. .. ...7'10 .. .Mordecai Brown .. .ChC .. .. .. .7Pub Date: 10/19/97
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 10, 1994
TORONTO -- Jack Morris, 10-6 with a 5.60 ERA, was released unconditionally yesterday by the Cleveland Indians.The Indians said they cut Morris, 39, loose because he pitched poorly during his past five starts -- 2-1 with an 8.67 ERA.Perhaps coincidentally, five starts ago Morris became a commuter, joining the team between visits to Montana only to pitch.After his last start Sunday in Boston, Morris caught a 7 p.m. plane out of Logan International Airport and returned to his 10,000-acre wheat farm.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Sun Staff Writer | July 28, 1994
Here we go again.As a result of last night's rainout at Camden Yards, the Orioles and Cleveland Indians tonight are forced to play their second doubleheader in three days at Oriole Park.Unlike Tuesday's day-night pairing, tonight's games are in the form of the traditional twi-night affair. Barring extra innings, the matchups should not take as long to complete as Tuesday's 10-hour marathon.But that may not bar the second game from becoming a marathon for the Indians' Jason Grimsley (2-1, 4.80)
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | May 8, 1994
In the age of almost automatic sellouts at Camden Yards, it takes almost as much time to postpone a game as it does to play one.That new fact of baseball life was demonstrated again yesterday, when the Orioles tried to out-wait persistent rain before calling off their game against the Cleveland Indians.It wasn't until 2 1/2 hours after the scheduled 1:35 start that the decision was made. Within an hour the long-awaited break in the weather arrived, too late to salvage a long and unproductive afternoon at the ballpark.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | June 3, 1991
BOSTON -- Dwight Evans will get some rest in the next two days where he needs it the most -- in the Metrodome."This has always been a tough park on me," said Evans, whose delicate back reacts most to artificial surfaces. So, even though he has five lifetime home runs against Jack Morris (5-5, 4.46), the veteran outfielder will not be in the lineup for tonight's game against Minnesota (8:05, Channel 2)."I'll keep him out of the first game and use him as the designated hitter tomorrow night," said Orioles manager John Oates.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 10, 1994
TORONTO -- Jack Morris, 10-6 with a 5.60 ERA, was released unconditionally yesterday by the Cleveland Indians.The Indians said they cut Morris, 39, loose because he pitched poorly during his past five starts -- 2-1 with an 8.67 ERA.Perhaps coincidentally, five starts ago Morris became a commuter, joining the team between visits to Montana only to pitch.After his last start Sunday in Boston, Morris caught a 7 p.m. plane out of Logan International Airport and returned to his 10,000-acre wheat farm.
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By Jim Henneman and Peter Schmuck and Jim Henneman and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writers | October 20, 1993
PHILADELPHIA -- Ed Rendell, the mayor of Philadelphia, didn't show much respect for Todd Stottlemyre, who will pitch Game 4 of the World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays here tonight.During a visit to Toronto, Rendell was critical of the Blue Jays' pitching staff, particularly Stottlemyre. "I could envision them [the Phillies] getting swept by a combination of the White Sox's pitching and the Blue Jays' hitting," said Rendell."But not this pitching staff. If Frank Thomas could hit a ball 430 feet off Stottlemyre, I could hit one 270. I'd like to bat against him."
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By Jim Henneman and Peter Schmuck and Jim Henneman and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writers | April 2, 1993
Healthy team puts spring in Oates' stepClub is deepest in his tenureDUNEDIN, Fla. -- Manager Johnny Oates could find little to complain about as the Orioles broke camp in Florida yesterday. The club he brings back to Baltimore for today's exhibition game at Camden Yards is healthier and deeper than any of the other Orioles teams he has been associated with since he joined the organization in 1988."That's probably the best part of spring," he said before yesterday's 10-9 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
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