Controversial Trade Wakes up Sleepy Spring Training

This Champs in Context post looks at controversies surrounding Glenn Wilson and John Wockenfuss, which helped shape Spring Training 1984. With the Florida sun carving wild slices from their old English D’s, the ’84 Tigers strode confidently into Spring Training.  And why not? The Tigers had finished the ’83 season with the third-best record in … Continue reading Controversial Trade Wakes up Sleepy Spring Training

Add-a-Tiger: Bill Scherrer

Add-a-Tiger posts profile Tigers who didn’t make the ’84 Opening-Day roster, but who came on mid-season and played a part in the story. RP Bill Scherrer #17 6-4 170 B: 1-20-1958 Tonawanda, NY W-L: 1-0 ERA: 1.89 WHIP: 1.16 SV’s: 0 Bill Scherrer comes off as the kid in high school who wasn’t in any … Continue reading Add-a-Tiger: Bill Scherrer

Add-a-Tiger: Sid Monge

Add-a-Tiger posts are profiles of '84 Tigers who weren't on the opening-day roster but who joined the team mid-season. Sid Monge RP #42 6-2 185 b. 4-11-1951, Agua Prieta, Mexico W-L: 1-0 ERA: 4.25 WHIP: 1.69 SV’s: 0 Just as the Tigers snagged Ruppert Jones, a veteran outfielder with good career numbers, so too did … Continue reading Add-a-Tiger: Sid Monge