Add-a-Tiger: Carl Willis

Add-a-Tiger posts profile players who weren't on the Opening-Day roster but who joined the team. RP Carl Willis #28 6-4 210 lb b. 12-28-1960, Danville, VA Carl Willis was pulled into a whirlwind in 1983 and ’84.  He signed as a pro in June of ’83, after the Tigers had drafted him in the 23rd … Continue reading Add-a-Tiger: Carl Willis

Add-a-Tiger: Doug Baker

Add-a-Tiger posts profile 84 Tigers who weren't on the opening-day roster but joined the team mid-season. SS Doug Baker #9 5-9 165 lb b. 4-3-1961, Fullerton, CA Svelte middle infielder Doug Baker got the call up from Evansville on July 1.  Trammell’s shoulder was ailing and hurting his throwing, so Sparky wanted to DH him.  … Continue reading Add-a-Tiger: Doug Baker

Add-a-Tiger: Sid Monge

Add-a-Tiger posts are profiles of '84 Tigers who weren't on the opening-day roster but who joined the team mid-season. Sid Monge RP #42 6-2 185 b. 4-11-1951, Agua Prieta, Mexico W-L: 1-0 ERA: 4.25 WHIP: 1.69 SV’s: 0 Just as the Tigers snagged Ruppert Jones, a veteran outfielder with good career numbers, so too did … Continue reading Add-a-Tiger: Sid Monge

84 Season Recap-July

Detroit Tigers pitcher Dan Petry throwing a pitch. Crowd behind him.

Check out all the monthly recaps here and here Despite Streaky Play, July Ends OK July Summary                      Week W-L Overall W-L        Lead Jul 1- Jul 8     2-6                   57-27            7 Jul 9-15         3-1                   60-28            7 Jul 16-22       6-1                   66-29            9 Jul 23-31       5-4                   71-33            12 One of the most annoying simplifications of the Detroit Tigers’ … Continue reading 84 Season Recap-July

Season Recap–June, Part II

Detroit Tigers pitcher Willie Hernandez

In Part One, I looked at the draining 14-game slog against the Blue Jays and Orioles.  Here are the other major developments in June. 1.Game-Winning Homers and Other Late-Inning Heroics The 1984 Tigers were dominant.  They led all the way.  And you can’t do that without rising to the occasion when you have to.  You’re … Continue reading Season Recap–June, Part II

Season Recap–June: The Schedule Gets Tough (Part I)

Detroit Tiger Alan Trammell swinging a bat

Check out all the recaps of the glorious '84 season: today, June June Schedule Brings Baltimore, Toronto The 1984 Detroit Tigers’ schedule was bizarre.  The formula was essentially: in April, play mostly Western Division teams, with six games scheduled against Eastern foes Boston and Cleveland.  In May, a couple of big road trips, meeting every … Continue reading Season Recap–June: The Schedule Gets Tough (Part I)

1984 Detroit Tigers Season Recap–May

Check out all the monthly recaps of the glorious '84 Tigers season. Today's: May. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqJI0_ft4wc The ’84 Tigers slipped through the doorway into May on the highest of highs.  They had tied the all-time record for best 20-game start, were pitching great and hitting great, and weren’t showing signs of blowing it. They were slated … Continue reading 1984 Detroit Tigers Season Recap–May

1984 Season Recap–April

A man who's ready for a hot start | photo Mary Schroeder, Detroit Free-Press At the top of the WDIV broadcast of the Tigers Opening Day game at Minnesota, Al Kaline said that there was no reason for concern over the team’s poor showing in Spring Training (11-17).  He outlined the new acquisitions of the … Continue reading 1984 Season Recap–April