1984 Detroit Tigers Season - Regular Season - Season Highlights

Season Highlights

  • December 17, 1983: Darrell Evans was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
  • March 24: Willie Hernández is traded by the Phillies to the Tigers with Dave Bergman in exchange for John Wockenfuss and Glenn Wilson.
  • March 24, 1984: Former University of Michigan Wolverines football star Rick Leach was released by the Detroit Tigers.
  • April 3: The Tigers beat the Twins, 8–1, on Opening Day in Minneapolis. Jack Morris pitches 7 innings with Aurelio López and Willie Hernández each pitching a scoreless inning in relief. Darrell Evans hits a home run and has 3 RBIs.
  • April 5: The Tigers beat the Twins again, 7–3. Dan Petry gets the win. Alan Trammell goes 4-for-5 and scores 2 runs. Kirk Gibson hits a 3-run home run.
  • April 7: Jack Morris pitches a no-hitter on NBC's first nationally broadcast Saturday game. Morris walks 6 and pitches his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the 4th inning.
  • April 8: The Tigers win their 5th straight, 7–3, beating Tom Seaver in his American League debut with the White Sox. Kirk Gibson hits a home run into the upper deck, and Bárbaro Garbey drives in 3 runs.
  • April 10: Opening Day in Detroit. Dan Petry pitches a 4-hitter, and Darrell Evans hits a 3-run home run. The Tigers beat the Rangers, 5–1.
  • April 12: Jack Morris gets his 3rd win, as the Tigers beat the Rangers, 9–4. The Tigers set a franchise record by opening the season with 7 straight wins.
  • April 13: The Tigers score 8 runs in the 1st inning at Fenway Park, defeating the Red Sox, 13–9. The Tigers tie a record by turning 6 double plays. Lance Parrish makes all three outs in the 8-run 1st inning with, striking out and later grounding in a double play.
  • April 17: After two straight rain outs in Boston, the game in Detroit is postponed due to snow.
  • April 18: Jack Morris pitches 9 innings, but the game goes into extra innings. Willie Hernández gets the win, 4–3, over the Royals. The Tigers are 9–0 to start the season.
  • April 19: The Tigers fail to tie the AL Record of 10 straight to open the season. Bret Saberhagen of the Royals beats the Tigers, 5–2.
  • April 22: The Tigers complete a 3-game sweep of the White Sox in Detroit. The Tigers win, 9–1, after a 90 minute snow delay.
  • April 24: The Tigers score 3 runs in the 9th inning to come from behind and beat the Twins‚ 6–5. The rally gives Jack Morris his 11th straight win over Minnesota.
  • April 25: The Tigers beat the Rangers, 9–4, as Lance Parrish, Howard Johnson and Johnny Grubb hit home runs.
  • April 25, 1984: Butch Benton was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
  • April 26: The Tigers win again to extend their record to 16–1.
  • April 27: The Indians give the Tigers' their second loss of the season, but it takes 19 innings. Kirk Gibson drops a fly ball in the 19th inning, and the Indians score 4. The game ends at 1:19 a.m.
  • April 28: Jack Morris puts the Tigers back on track with his 5th win. Morris throws a complete game, and the Tigers beat the Indians, 6–2.
  • April 29: Dan Petry pitches 8 scoreless innings, and the Tigers beat the Indians, 6–1. Alan Trammell hits a double to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. The Tigers finish the month of April with a record of 18–2.
  • May 1: Milt Wilcox gets the win, as the Tigers clobber the Red Sox, 11–2. Chet Lemon goes 3-for-4 with 2 home runs. Trammell gets 2 hits to extend his hitting streak to 18 games.
  • May 3: The Tigers lose their second straight game to the Red Sox. Despite a 5-hitter by Jack Morris, the Tigers are shut out, 1–0.
  • May 6: The Tigers complete a 3-game sweep of the Indians with a 12-inning victory.
  • May 8: Jack Morris pitches a complete game for his 6th victory of the year. Tigers beat the Royals, 5–2. Alan Trammell hits a grand slam off Dan Quisenberry in the 7th inning.
  • May 11: The Tigers (26–4) break the Dodgers' record (25–5) for the best record after 30 games. Milt Wilcox gets the win, as the Tigers beat the Angels in front of 44,187 fans in Detroit.
  • May 12: Reggie Jackson hits a home run over the right field roof at Tiger Stadium. Sparky Anderson is thrown out of the game in the 9th inning after the umpire calls a double play when Larry Herndon slides out of the basepath to take out the Angels' shortstop. The Tigers lose for the fifth time in 1984.
  • May 16: Alan Trammell hits a triple, and the Tigers score 5 runs in the first inning. The Tigers beat the Mariners, 10–1.
  • May 17: Sparky Anderson's father dies, and he flies to California. Dick Tracewski is appointed interim manager.
  • May 19: Jack Morris pitches into the 8th inning and wins his 8th game. Lou Whitaker hits a home run.
  • May 22: Sparky Anderson rejoins the team as they beat the Angels in Anaheim.
  • May 24: The Tigers complete a sweep of the Angels, as Jack Morris pitches a 4-hitter. Morris is 9–1, and the team is 35–5. They have also won 17 straight on the road—tying the MLB record.
  • May 27: The streak is officially over, as the Mariners complete a 3-game sweep over the Tigers. The team is now 35–8.
  • May 28: Once again, Jack Morris puts the team back on track, as he pitches a complete game and wins his 10th game on Memorial Day in Oakland. Alan Trammell is 3-for-4, and Lance Parrish hits his 8th home run.
  • May 30: The Tigers beat the A's, 2–1, on a 9th inning home run by Kirk Gibson. Willie Hernández gets the win.
  • June 1: The Tigers score a season–high 14 runs in front of 47,252 fans in Detroit to beat the Orioles, 14–2. Dan Petry gets the win, as Alan Trammell, Chet Lemon, and Lance Parrish all hit home runs.
  • June 4: The Tigers beat the Blue Jays, 6–3. Howard Johnson hits a three–run home run in the 7th inning to tie the score. In the 11th inning, Dave Bergman comes to bat with two men on base and two outs. Bergman fouls off seven pitches, and on a full count hits the 13th pitch of the at bat into the upper deck at Tiger Stadium for a walk-off, three-run home run. In his book Bless You Boys, Sparky Anderson wrote: "Tonight I saw the greatest at bat in my life. . . . Bergie fouled off seven pitches and then picked one practically off the ground and drilled it into the upper deck in right. What a battle! Bergie was up there a full seven minutes."
  • June 4, 1984: Mike Henneman was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 4th round of the 1984 amateur draft.
  • June 4, 1984: Future Canadian Football League quarterback Damon Allen, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the seventh round, 182nd overall.
  • June 10: The Tigers sweep the Orioles in a double-header. Lou Whitaker scores 5 runs in the opener.
  • June 15: Dan Petry wins his 10th game, a 3–2 victory over the Brewers. Just 61 games into the season, Petry has 10 wins, and Morris has 11.
  • June 20: Howard Johnson hits a 3-run home run in the 13th inning, as the Tigers bet the Yankees, 9–6.
  • June 24: After missing two starts‚ Jack Morris (12–3) beats the Brewers‚ 7–1. Ruppert Jones and Lance Parrish hit home runs for the Tigers‚ who draw 165‚000 fans for a four-game series with Milwaukee.
  • July 5: Trailing 4–1 with 2 outs in the 9th inning‚ the Tigers score six runs to beat the Rangers‚ 7–4. Lou Whitaker hits a single with the bases loaded, and Kirk Gibson seals it with a 3-run blast down the right field line.
  • July 13: The Tigers go into extra innings when Kirk Gibson throws out a Twins runner at home in the 9th inning. The Tigers win, 5–3, when Lou Whitaker hits an inside-the-park home run.
  • August 7: The Tigers split a double-header with Boston. In the second game, Lance Parrish hits a 2-run home run in the 11th to win it. Aurelio López gets the win to extend his record to 9–0.
  • August 17: The Tigers beat the Mariners, 6–2, and the Tigers season attendance reaches 2,031,847—passing the franchise record set by the 1968 team.
  • August 18: Kirk Gibson drives in 3 runs and hits his 20th home run to become the first Tiger to reach 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Juan Berenguer strikes out 12 batters.
  • August 20: The Tigers crush the A's, 14–1. Jack Morris gives up 3 hits in 7 innings for his 16th win. Lance Parrish, Chet Lemon and Darrell Evans hit home runs.
  • August 26: The Tigers beat Tommy John and the Angels, 12–6. Marty Castillo hits a home run and scores three runs. Chet Lemon hits a grand slam, and Kirk Gibson hits two home runs.
  • September 6: The Tigers beat the Orioles, 1–0, as the Tigers score the game's only run on a fielding error by Cal Ripken, Jr..
  • September 7: The Tigers beat the Blue Jays, 7–4, coming back from a 4–0 deficit in the 8th inning. Dave Bergman wins it with a 3-run home run in the 10th inning.
  • September 11: The Tigers beat the Orioles, 9–2. Darrell Evans has 4 hits. Evans and Larry Herndon hit back-to-back home runs, and Kirk Gibson has 3 hits and steals his 27th base.
  • September 18: The Tigers clinch the AL East with a 3–0 win over the Brewers. They are the 4th team in the 20th Century to remain in first place from wire-to-wire, joining the 1927 Yankees‚ and the 1955 Dodgers. The 1990 Cincinnati Reds would later join that list.
  • September 21: The Tigers late season call up Chris Durham get his only Major League hit in dramatic fashion with a walk off double to defeat the Yankees
  • September 23: The Tigers win their 100th game, a 4–1 victory over the Yankees. Jack Morris pitches 6 scoreless innings for his 19th win. Marty Castillo goes 2-for-3, including a game-winning home run in the 7th inning.
  • September 29: The Tigers beat the Yankees, 11–3, for their 104th win – a franchise record. Larry Herndon, Lance Parrish, and Dwight Lowry hit home runs, and Howard Johnson hit a three run double.

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