Dennis Eckersley has an LDS connection? Is he/was he a member? Never heard that.
Its a shame that neither Murphy or Morris are in the Hall!
Kent and Murphy are not Hall of Fame players. Excellent ball players, good men
and great careers. But they don't have the numbers. Had Murphy retired
two years earlier it may have happened but his strike outs at the end of his
career doomed him. Morris on the other hand has the numbers. Unfortunately
many "popular" players are coming to the table now that have the same or
better credentials. Give it time.
Considering some of the people in the Hall of Fame, it might be just as well to
not make it. But seriously, anyone who was a key player in 4 World Series
championships like Jack Morris should have been a shoe in. And even if his last
two years were not anything to brag about (like Dennis suggests) they should not
have been counted against Dale Murphy. The voters are corrupt!!
I didn't realize he was and never saw him listed on FamousMormons website
but did find a blog titled Mormon Left where the blogger is reviewing famous
Mormon ball players after the death of the greatest one, Harmon Killebrew. He
lists Dennis Eckersley as the greatest pitcher amongst Mormon ballplayers and
just ahead of Roy Halladay.