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

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