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 1: Holding Out for a Herndon

Larry Herndon

Season Recap, World Series Edition. Game 1 with an overview of the Padres. Padres’ Road to the 1984 World Series The 1983 San Diego Padres pulled off an improbable feat.  They earned the same record as they had the year before: 81-81.  That’s 162-162 over 2 years, each time good for a 4th-place finish.  Inertia.  … Continue reading 1984 World Series Game 1: Holding Out for a Herndon

’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

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

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