Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
April 7, 1984 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on April 7, 1984 at Comiskey Park I. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

"With the count 1 ball, 2 strikes, ( Jack ) Morris unleashes his 120th pitch of the day. It tails to the outside of the plate, but ( Ron ) Kittle goes for it with a confused swing. He misses. As the fans broke into wild applause, the Tigers rushed to surround Morris on the mound. Catcher Lance Parrish gave his longtime teammate a ferocious hug. Players were leaping up and down, slapping each other - and Morris - with high-five handshakes. 'I'm so excited, I can hardly talk,' Morris said. 'I'm just excited... I've had better stuff before, but anytime you throw a no-hitter or even a shutout, you have to have luck." - The Detroit Free Press (08 Apr 1984. Free Press Staff. Tigers Morris Hurls No-Hitter . Page 1.)


Jack Morris no-hit the White Sox during this game, the fourth Tigers ' twirler to complete a no-hitter. Those who came before him were Jim Bunning ( July 20, 1958 ), Virgil Trucks ( May 15, 1952 & August 25, 1952 ), and George Mullin (July 4, 1912).
Jack Morris No Hitter
Jack Morris No-Hitter | The Times and Democrat | April 8, 1984 | Page 1B

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Fred Schwed, Jr., in How to Watch a Baseball Game (1957) wrote our favorite baseball box score quote, "The baseball box score is the pithiest form of written communication in America today. It is abbreviated history. It is two or three hours (the box score even gives that item to the minute) of complex activity, virtually inscribed on the head of a pin, yet no knowing reader suffers from eyestrain."

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