1984 World Series Game 3: Tigers Walk, 5-2

Lou Whitaker batting in Tiger Stadium against the San Diego Padres

October 12th brought World Series baseball back to Detroit for the first time since 1968. The 104-game-winning, Wire-to-Wire Tigers had to chance to take a lead on the Padres.  Going into the game, the Tigers needed to stem the tide of a trend of failing to drive in men after getting them on base.  They’d … Continue reading 1984 World Series Game 3: Tigers Walk, 5-2

’84 ALCS: Tigers Have Pennant in Sights

Alan Trammell hitting a baseball

Season Recap, Post-season edition: ALCS Preview and Game 1 Recap The Royals' Strange Pennant The ’84 K.C. Royals cobbled together a division crown. Their year was serpentine, complicated.  Many contributions were improbable. In a sense, the season began in the offseason, when both Willie Wilson and Willie Aikens were arrested attempting to buy cocaine.  Each … Continue reading ’84 ALCS: Tigers Have Pennant in Sights

1984 Season Recap: September–Part I

Marty Castillo diving to his right

The Tigers head down the final stretch with 13 straight against Baltimore and Toronto. Off to a Rough Start September was the big dance for Detroit: six games against the Blue Jays, a chance to knock them off for good and clinch the pennant.  They entered the month 9.5 games up. The pennant was largely … Continue reading 1984 Season Recap: September–Part I

Season Recap–Aug

Lance Parrish high-fiving Kirk Gibson in a baseball stadium

Check out all the monthly recaps of the 1984 season. If you want to become a big sports cliché, go on a slump during August.  August and slumps go together only too well: The daaaawwwwwwwggg daaaaaaaaaaays of Awwwwww-gust. It’s hot.  So hot. Everyone’s lawn is yellow and prickly.  The mosquitoes are out and it’s miserable. … Continue reading Season Recap–Aug

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