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October 8, 1987 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
A few hours before Wednesday night's American League playoff opener, a man with a microphone asked Jack Morris what it felt like to be part of an organization with the rich heritage of the Detroit Tigers.
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October 23, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  The San Francisco Giants will take on the Detroit Tigers in the World Series this year, and Times Dodgers writer Dylan Hernandez and Angels writer Mike DiGiovanna discussed the upcoming Fall Classic today in a Google+ hangout. The long layoff may hurt Detroit, and "it could take a game or two for them to find their game legs," DiGiovanna said, but the Tigers have an answer to that. "Justin Verlander is the great equalizer," DiGiovanna said. "He will give the Tigers hitters a chance to get their legs back under them, knowing they won't have to score six or seven runs right now. Verlander is the best pitcher in the game right now. " DiGiovanna went on to compare Verlander to Jack Morris and Orel Hershiser.
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March 20, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN
At 38, the leader among active pitchers in victories, Jack Morris finished the 1993 season with his career and future in doubt. He was relegated to a cheer-leading role as the Toronto Blue Jays again won the American League pennant and World Series, his 7-12 season ending Sept. 9 because of a strained elbow ligament.
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February 22, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
In a new book, "How March Became Madness," written by Eddie Einhorn with Ron Rapoport, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about how he ended up attending UCLA. Selecting a college was difficult for Abdul-Jabbar -- then known as Lew Alcindor -- because he had been recruited by schools from across the country. Says Abdul-Jabbar, who along with Einhorn will be at a book signing tonight at Costco in Marina del Rey, "I always remember my mom pointing out how articulate Jackie Robinson, who went to UCLA, was."
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October 8, 1991 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The one, Jack Morris, was thought by some to be through, his stuff and stamina left in the 1980s, when he was baseball's winningest pitcher. The other, Tom Candiotti, seemed destined to spend another long summer in the cellar with the Cleveland Indians. But tonight, when the Minnesota Twins play the Toronto Blue Jays in the opening game of the best-of-seven series for the American League pennant, the redeemed Morris and revived Candiotti will be the starting pitchers.
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March 17, 1987 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
In this spring of holdouts, walkouts and the continuing appearance of collusion by the owners, the Detroit Tigers' Jack Morris has taken on the identity of a union jack, a spokesman for the causes and concerns of the Major League Players Assn. It is a wearying role that he does not enjoy, but he seems to realize that it comes with the territory he covered last winter when he was a free agent and the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Minnesota Twins and Angels all rejected his proposals.
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December 31, 1987
Detroit pitcher Jack Morris, who was spurned as a free agent last season, has signed a two-year contract with the Tigers worth about $4 million, a team spokesman confirmed.
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August 10, 1994 | Associated Press
Jack Morris was released unconditionally by the Cleveland Indians. Morris, 39, was 10-6 but had a 5.60 ERA and led the majors with 13 wild pitches. Morris, a five-time All-Star, is 254-186. . . . St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Bob Tewksbury was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against the Florida Marlins because of a sore right shoulder blade.
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October 28, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
I was beginning to think neither one of them could win it. It was either the greatest seventh game of the World Series ever played--or a study in ineptitude. It was won by--are you ready?--a guy named Eugene Thomas Larkin, a kind of reserve outfielder, the unlikeliest hero on the 25-man roster of the new World Series champions. But, no.
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August 11, 1994 | Associated Press
Jack Morris' release from the Cleveland Indians was not a result of his spending off days at his ranch in Montana, team officials said. Cleveland Manager Mike Hargrove said Morris, who had a 10-6 record, would show up the day before he was scheduled to pitch and then return to Great Falls, Mont., immediately after the game. Morris, 39, told the Indians some of his help had quit and he had to help with the wheat harvest.
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August 10, 1994 | Associated Press
Jack Morris was released unconditionally by the Cleveland Indians. Morris, 39, was 10-6 but had a 5.60 ERA and led the majors with 13 wild pitches. Morris, a five-time All-Star, is 254-186. . . . St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Bob Tewksbury was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against the Florida Marlins because of a sore right shoulder blade.
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March 20, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN
At 38, the leader among active pitchers in victories, Jack Morris finished the 1993 season with his career and future in doubt. He was relegated to a cheer-leading role as the Toronto Blue Jays again won the American League pennant and World Series, his 7-12 season ending Sept. 9 because of a strained elbow ligament.
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October 26, 1993 | Associated Press
Will Clark filed for free agency, Otis Nixon bid goodby to the Atlanta Braves and Toronto cut its ties with Jack Morris Monday as baseball's business season began. Clark, Nixon and National League batting champion Andres Galarraga were among 21 players who filed for free agency, the start of the two-week filing period. Clark, a first baseman who has spent his entire career with the San Francisco Giants, is the biggest name among the 118 players eligible. He slumped to a .
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October 23, 1992
He has been the ultimate money pitcher. His bank account proves it and so do his credentials. It can be speculated, in fact, that when the Toronto Blue Jays guaranteed Jack Morris $10.9 million for two years as a free agent last winter, they were thinking he would be the starter in the game that would enable them to win their first World Series. After all, didn't Morris have a 7-1 career record in the postseason? Wasn't he 4-0 in the World Series with a 1.54 earned-run average?
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October 18, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For five innings Saturday, Jack Morris was again the magician who cast a spell over the Atlanta Braves in a magnificent 10-inning performance for the Minnesota Twins last October in Game 7 of the World Series. Through five walks and Atlanta scoring threats in the fourth and fifth innings of this year's Series opener, Morris kept his mastery intact.
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December 20, 1986 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Free-agent pitcher Jack Morris agreed Friday night to submit to arbitration with his old club, the Detroit Tigers, thus taking himself out of the open market. Morris had offers rejected by the Angels, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies. Morris said the similar responses convinced him owners are conspiring to drive down spiraling salaries. Since Morris agreed to go to salary arbitration, he is considered a signed player.
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October 18, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three days after Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was rocked by a little-known catcher from the Dominican Republic, it was shaken again Saturday by an even more unusual hero. Would you believe a surfer from Southern California? Damon Berryhill rode the wave of his life around the bases after his three-run homer in the sixth inning gave the Atlanta Braves a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1 of the World Series.
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October 7, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Blue Jays spent more than $13 million on Jack Morris and Dave Winfield this year, buying a chance at postseason redemption, but Morris refuses to see either the financial picture or the ghosts of Toronto's past playoff failures. What he will see tonight, when he faces the Oakland Athletics before nearly 50,000 fans in the SkyDome, is what he saw while winning two playoff games and two World Series games for the Minnesota Twins a year ago.
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