Re: Cleaning Up Cooperstown
Originally Posted by dougdirt
In what 10 year time frame was Morris one of the best at his position? And he didn't have 15 years where he was even average.
In his entire career, Jack Morris finished in the Top 10 in baseball in ERA+ (ERA, adjusted for the parks you play in) one time. 1979. At no other point did his ERA+ crack MLB's Top 10. He was not one of the best at his position for any 10 year period of time.
Morris had 9 seasons with an ERA+ that was above average. He had 4 seasons where it was average. He had 5 seasons where it was considerably below average to poor.
Not even close to being HOF worthy.
There's a lot more to how productive and valuable a pitcher is than ERA+. For me, during the heart of his career, there were few pitchers I would rather have on the mound starting an important game than Morris.
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