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Back in the Groove
Jeff Pearlman
February 11, 2002
After starting 50 games in 1997 and '98, Cardinals righthander Matt Morris (above) underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the '99 season. In 2000 he pitched in 31 games—all in relief. Last season, when he returned to the St. Louis rotation, he tied former White Sox lefty Wilbur Wood for most wins primarily as a starter after making no starts the previous year (minimum 10 games). Here are the lucky seven top performances under such circumstances.
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February 11, 2002

Back In The Groove

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After starting 50 games in 1997 and '98, Cardinals righthander Matt Morris (above) underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the '99 season. In 2000 he pitched in 31 games—all in relief. Last season, when he returned to the St. Louis rotation, he tied former White Sox lefty Wilbur Wood for most wins primarily as a starter after making no starts the previous year (minimum 10 games). Here are the lucky seven top performances under such circumstances.

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