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 Season Recap: September–Part I

Marty Castillo diving to his right

The Tigers head down the final stretch with 13 straight against Baltimore and Toronto. Off to a Rough Start September was the big dance for Detroit: six games against the Blue Jays, a chance to knock them off for good and clinch the pennant.  They entered the month 9.5 games up. The pennant was largely … Continue reading 1984 Season Recap: September–Part I

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