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!
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
Big Cats Put Saberhagen on Heels The Tigers had dominated the Royals in Game 1. Game 2 gave them a shot to completely demoralize K.C., to make them believe they couldn’t win. They’d have to do it against the kind of combatant perfectly suited for his team in the situation, a confident young kid new … Continue reading Grubb Comes Through: ’84 ALCS Game 2
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
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