(Mankato, MN) – When the Mankato Moondogs play their home opener later this spring, a Hall of Famer will be the first person on the mound.
The Moondogs say Jack Morris will throw out the first pitch at the game against Duluth on May 29th at the newly renovated Franklin Rogers Field.
Morris was the MVP for the 1991 World Series, throwing a shutout in Game 7 as the Twins beat Atlanta for the title in what some have called the greatest World Series of all time.
After his storied 1991 season, Morris became a Toronto Blue Jay, earning two more World Series rings in 1992 and 1993 to bring his total to four. Morris retired from Major League Baseball following his 1994 season with the Cleveland Indians, finishing his career with a 254-186 record and a 3.90 ERA.
Over his 18 year career, Morris made five All-Star teams, racked up 2,478 strikeouts and won four World Series rings. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017 and will be inducted this coming July.
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Jack Morris photo via Mankato Moondogs.