Former Detroit Tigers’ Ace To Broadcast Toronto Blue Jays Games

By Michael Terrill
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Former Detroit Tigers ace Jack Morris, who spent a majority of his career in the Motor City, will be taking over duties in the broadcast booth for the Toronto Blue Jays this season.

The four-time World Series champion will become a full-time announcer with the Blue Jays in which he will be required to be the second man on Toronto’s radio team while he will also get to be in the television booth for approximately 32 games this year. This is a phenomenal opportunity for the 57-year-old who has spent a little time broadcasting for the Tigers as well as the Cleveland Indians, the team that he finished his 18-year career with.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to the game on an everyday basis,” Morris said. “The Jays approached me about this in January, and everything worked out from there.”

Morris had an interesting career in which he was a five-time All-Star with several highlights and awards. He tossed a no-hitter in 1984, the same year he won his first World Series, and is a two-time recipient of the Babe Ruth Award. He was the wins leader (1981, 1982), strikeouts leader (1983) and shutouts leader (1986) in the American League. However, he also ranks No. 1 all time in Tigers history for wild pitches (155) and balks (23). Another interesting fact about Morris is that he is the only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to have more than 2,000 career strikeouts and never face an opposing pitcher.

The right-hander is not in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which has enraged Tigers fans over the years. However, if he is skilled enough in the broadcast booth he could get in as a broadcaster, which would also probably enrage the people of Detroit.

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