1984 World Series Game 4: For Trammell and Morris, a Leg on the Road to Greatness

Jack Morris pitching a baseball; black and white photo

While Alan Trammell powered through a mountain curve, Jack Morris slalomed rush-hour highway traffic.  For both men, Game 4 of the 1984 World Series was an eventful leg on their road to greatness. Neither Hall of Famer had risen to full stature by October of ’84.  Morris would later etch his name in the Eternity … Continue reading 1984 World Series Game 4: For Trammell and Morris, a Leg on the Road to Greatness

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 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