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 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 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

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

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