1984 World Series Game 5: The Tigers are World Champions!

Kirk Gibson

Game 5 of the 1984 World Series was a carnival.  It had a dizzying array of baseball variations, including a man sliding past home plate, a game-winning RBI by a little-used role player, and a home run off a pitcher who refused to walk a power hitter. It also gave a World Series title to … Continue reading 1984 World Series Game 5: The Tigers are World Champions!

1984 World Series Game 2: Bevacquaman to the Rescue

Game 2 gave the Tigers a chance to put San Diego on its heels going into the Detroit junction of the series.  A 2-0 lead going home would put the Tigers very definitively in the driver’s seat.  While the Padres had swiped three games in a row to win the NLCS, those were all at … Continue reading 1984 World Series Game 2: Bevacquaman to the Rescue

Grubb Comes Through: ’84 ALCS Game 2

Detroit Tigers players Darrell Evans, Chet Lemon, and Larry Herndon smiling and slapping hands

Big Cats Put Saberhagen on Heels The Tigers had dominated the Royals in Game 1.  Game 2 gave them a shot to completely demoralize K.C., to make them believe they couldn’t win. They’d have to do it against the kind of combatant perfectly suited for his team in the situation, a confident young kid new … Continue reading Grubb Comes Through: ’84 ALCS Game 2

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

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