Daily Archives: December 16, 2008

1968 Topps Fergie Jenkins League Leaders

1968 Topps Fergie Jenkins League Leaders

 You know you’re doing well when you’ve made it on a ‘League Leaders’ card by your 3rd season in the big leagues.  Actually it’s Fergie’s 2nd year as this card celebrates Fergie’s accomplishments from the 1967 season, which was his first full year with the Cubs.

That year, Jim Bunning led the league with 253 K’s, while Fergie finished in 2nd place with 236 and Gaylord Perry rounded out the Top 3 with 230 strikeouts.

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What Ever Happened To Jack Morris???

 Arguably the most underrated pitcher of the 1980’s, Jack Morris was a baseball stud!!

Morris had the most wins of any pitcher during the decade with 162, while finishing his career with 254 total wins.  Morris’ list of accomplishments is amazing, yet he never finished higher than #3 in the Cy Young Award balloting.  Check out these amazing Jack Morris highlights:

  1. Threw a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox on April 7, 1984
  2. 5-time All-Star
  3. Top 9 contender for the Cy Young Award 7 times
  4. Top 20 contender for MVP 5 times
  5. 13 seasons with at least 14 or more victories
  6. 10 consecutive seasons with double-digit victories

And then there are Morris’ amazing World Series credentials.  Jack Morris is a 3-time World Series champion winning the title with 3 different teams – The Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, and Minnesota Twins.  Morris was named the World Series MVP in 1991 due to his amazing pitching performance in Game 7 to clinch the title.  That’s pretty amazing stuff and shows how valuable his pitching experience was as he helped these teams get over the hump and claim their championships.

Today Jack Morris enjoys a more relaxed atmosphere.  He likes to fish and hunt and has been known to attend Spring Training with the Detroit Tigers to assist their pitching staff.  They’re certainly learning from one of the best!! 

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