Jack Morris is a 66-year-old retired American professional baseball player and starting pitcher. He is best known for his work as a color commentator on the Bally Sports Circuit for the Detroit Tigers. Jack was suspended indefinitely on August 17, 2021 for making a racist comment about Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Otani. As of 2021, Jack Morris’s net worth is estimated to be around $12 million.
|Full Name||John Scott Morris|
|Birth Date||May 16, 1955|
|Birth Place||Saint Paul, Minnesota, U. S.|
|Profession||Retired baseball pitcher|
|Net Worth||$12 million|
Jack Morris (real name John Scott Morris) was born on May 16, 1955 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. He did not reveal enough information about his childhood. Jack was born the only child to parents Arvid and Dona Morris.
He attended Highland Park High School for his studies, graduating in 1973. He then attended Brigham Young University (BYU).
Morris played college baseball while attending Brigham Young University. He played for the BYU Cougars varsity baseball team. Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1976, Morris established himself as an ace on the Detroit team after being named to the team’s starting rotation in 1979.
Jack Morris Net Worth and Career
In the 1981 season, Jack led the major leagues by winning 14 games. He played 175 total games in his career, including 154 for Detroit. In 1986, he had 21 wins, scoring 3 shots. Jack signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Twins in 1991. He had a breakout season with the Twins, recording 18 wins with a 3.43 ERA.
Jack signed with the Toronto Blue Jays after the 1991 season. With the Blue Jays, he had 21 wins, the second of his career. He set a major league record on April 6, 1993 when he started his fourteenth consecutive opening day. In 1994 he was promoted to the new Cleveland Indians. He finished the 1994 season with a 5.60 ERA and a career high of 106. Morris was supposed to return for the Cincinnati Reds in 1995, but quit during spring training in 1995.
However, a year later, in 1996, he returned to baseball with his hometown team, St. Paul’s. Before officially retiring, he had 51 totals in 10 starts and a 2.69 ERA. After retiring, he began working as a color analyst for the Minnesota Twins. He joined the Toronto Blue Rays in 2013, where he worked as a color analyst.
Morris started with the Detroit Tigers on February 10, 2015, as a part-time color analyst. In 2017 it was announced that he would no longer be a part of the Tiger TV show. However, on January 15, 2019, he was reassigned as the Tigers’ color commentator. Recently, on August 17, 2021, during a broadcast, he made a racist comment about Shohei Otani.
After making a racist comment, he apologized for his bad statement on air. However, his comment was deemed a violation of Bally Sports’ bias and discrimination policy. As a result, he was suspended indefinitely from the Tigers broadcast booth.
Personal life of Jack Morris
Jack Morris has been married twice. Little is known of his first wife. He has two children with his first wife. Jack later married his second wife, Jennifer Morris. He has a son named Eric from his second marriage.
Jack Morris net worth
As of 2021, Jack Morris’s personal fortune is estimated to be around $12 million. He raised a large sum of money during his professional baseball career. According to sources, he currently earns around $2.5 million annually.