Detroit Tigers Retire Jack Morris’ #47
As a professional athlete having your number retired by the team that you played for is a very special moment.
That is what the Detroit Tigers did for the pitcher and recent Hall of Fame inductee Jack Morris on Sunday before they took the field against the Minnesota Twins to a sold-out crowd at Comerica Park. Number #47 is up on the brick wall in the outfield now alongside other great Tiger players such as Ty Cobb and Al Kaline. Seven numbers that were worn by Tigers players will never be worn again (Jackie Robinson's #42 is also retired by every MLB team) and now the big game pitcher who helped the Tigers win the 1984 World Series also will be cemented in Tiger History.
The other Detroit Tiger who was just recently inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame is shortstop Alan Trammell. Who was also an important piece of the Tigers winning the 84 World Series and my favorite Tiger as a kid. His number #3 will also be retired on the 26th of this month when the Tigers take on the Chicago White Sox. Congratulations to the both of them on great careers with the old English D.