Today every fan of the Detroit Tigers received a early Christmas present when former pitcher Jack Morris and shortstop Alan Trammell were elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Photo from Baseball HOF and Detroit Tigers
I'm 57 years old and not too proud to say that when Jeff Idelson of the HOF read off those two names that I started to clap, cheer, and yes, cry...cry tears of joy that two men that I cheered on for three decades for my team , my beloved Tigers, are going to Cooperstown next summer.
The two Tigers were the only Modern Era Committe players to receive enough votes to gain election.
In early January the BBWAA will reveal their ballot for the HOF.
I'm thinking about all those great Tigers fans out there, including baseball bloggers Julie from A Cracked Bat, and Dennis of Too Many Verlanders.
I'll be posting more in the coming days, or so, on this awesome achievement by Morris and Trammell...gotta go dig out some baseball cards.
Play Ball...and GO TIGERS!