JACK MORRISGame 403 | May 14, 1991 | Tom Kelly, Jack Morris, Chuck Knoblauch
When the Twins manager and two players appeared before Dunkers in May, it was hard to imagine that all three would play key roles in the Twins' improbable World Series win that fall. Kelly, in only his sixth year as manager, would lead the Twins to their second championship. Knoblauch, who hit .281 and stole 25 bases as the team's second baseman, was named American League Rookie of the Year. Morris finished 18-12 and pitched the Twins to victory over Atlanta in the seventh game of the World Series in what many rank as one of the greatest World Series pitching performances in history.
Game 632 | May 13, 2004 | Tony Oliva, Bert Blyleven, Jack Morris
This meeting focused on three former Twins who, despite outstanding major league statistics, had not been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Oliva won batting titles in his first two seasons, finished with a career batting average of .304 and was the 1964 American League Player of the Year. Blyleven is fifth on the major league all-time strikeout list with 3,701. He won 287 major league games and threw 60 shutouts. Morris, the dominant American League pitcher in the 1980s with Detroit, won 254 games and was the winning pitcher for the Twins in the seventh game of the 1991 World Series.
Game 894 | April 24, 2018 | Jack Morris
A Saint Paul native, Morris was the dominant pitcher in the American League for nearly 15 years and finished his career with 254 wins. He was selected to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in the summer after being elected in his 15th and final year of eligibility. He told Dunkers that as a 6-year-old he told his mother that he would someday pitch for the Minnesota Twins. If analytics had played a large role in baseball in 1991, he said Twins Manager Tom Kelly would have taken him out of the deciding World Series game against Atlanta.
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