In ’84, Dave Bergman Was Clutch All Year

Dave Bergman

Have we been remembering Dave Bergman for the wrong reasons?  Do we remember his 1984 season at all? We remember a moment, a legend.  But not a season. A moment from Dave Bergman’s career—and from the Detroit Tigers’ Wire-to-Wire World Championship 1984 season—that has been built into fable and that stands as a monolith, is … Continue reading In ’84, Dave Bergman Was Clutch All Year

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: Carl Willis

Add-a-Tiger posts profile players who weren't on the Opening-Day roster but who joined the team. RP Carl Willis #28 6-4 210 lb b. 12-28-1960, Danville, VA Carl Willis was pulled into a whirlwind in 1983 and ’84.  He signed as a pro in June of ’83, after the Tigers had drafted him in the 23rd … Continue reading Add-a-Tiger: Carl Willis

Add-a-Tiger: Doug Baker

Add-a-Tiger posts profile 84 Tigers who weren't on the opening-day roster but joined the team mid-season. SS Doug Baker #9 5-9 165 lb b. 4-3-1961, Fullerton, CA Svelte middle infielder Doug Baker got the call up from Evansville on July 1.  Trammell’s shoulder was ailing and hurting his throwing, so Sparky wanted to DH him.  … Continue reading Add-a-Tiger: Doug Baker

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