Who Ya Gonna Call?: Pop Music and the 1984 Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers celebrating their World Series victory: Willie Hernandez, Lance Parrish, Darrell Evans and others

Pop music in the 80’s had a distinct sound, and one that didn’t age well.  Whether it was the new-wave or dance club music smeared with keyboards in the first half of the decade or the trite hair metal in the second half, it was all sheen and glitz and big, dumb riffs. 1984 saw … Continue reading Who Ya Gonna Call?: Pop Music and the 1984 Detroit Tigers

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!