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2008 Baseball and Fastball Club Annual Dinner
Jack Morris
Photographs by David Moll © 2008

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One of baseball’s best pitchers and most memorable characters reflected on a legendary career: Thursday, Jan. 17, Red & White Club, McMahon Stadium
Jack Morris was a five-time all star who won World Series rings with Detroit, Minnesota (on the strength of a ten inning pitching performance that earned him the 1991 MVP award) and Toronto.
Known as a bulldog and a workhorse on the mound, Morris won more games than any other pitcher in the 1980s. His ferocious, competitive nature added a certain edge to his fastball, slider and his trademark pitch – a devastating split finger fastball.
In 1984 he had what many would consider to be a near perfect season. He began the year by throwing a no-hitter against the White Sox (April 7th) and  ended it with two complete game victories against the Padres in the World Series.
Off the mound, it was a different story. Morris was often described as “prickly” by the media. Many baseball observers believe this, is a one reason the mustachioed pitcher is not in the Hall of Fame.
The annual fundraising dinner provides operating funds for the Dinos men’s baseball and women’s fastball club teams. A silent auction and various raffles also took place at the event.

-UC- Sports Information Director

2013 Dinner - Rich "Goose" Gossage

2012 Dinner - Tim Raines

2011 Dinner - Ferguson Jenkins

2010 Dinner - Ken Griffey Sr.

2009 Dinner - Bill Buckner






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