LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Former Minnesota Twin Jack Morris has been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.
The three-time 20-game winner was chosen Sunday by a 16-man panel that considered candidates from the sport's modern era.
Morris posted 254 wins. The right-hander's most famous victory was a 10-inning shutout, winning 1-0 for Minnesota over Atlanta in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. He surpassed 200 innings in 11 seasons, and pitched 175 complete games -- the most of any pitcher who started playing after 1976.
Morris was chosen along with his teammate from the Detroit Tigers, Alan Trammell, a six-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glover at shortstop. Morris and Trammell teamed to help the Tigers win the 1984 World Series.
Morris was named on 14 of 16 ballots for the Hall of Fame, while Trammell was named on 13. The threshold for election is 75 percent.
Former catcher Ted Simmons fell one vote short of election and former players' union head Marvin Miller was five shy of the 12 needed for election.