1984 World Series

Detroit Tigers (4) vs San Diego Padres (1)

The Detroit Tigers were World Series bound right from the start of the regular season, winning thirty-five of their first forty games and finishing with one-hundred four wins (a fifteen game lead ahead of their nearest competition). After sweeping the Kansas City Royals for the American League pennant, the "Beast from the East" set its sights on the crowning achievement that would come at the expense of the National League's San Diego Padres (who were making their World Series debut).

Game 1 set the tone for the contest as Mark Thurmond managed to last five innings with a 2-1 lead, but surrendered a crucial two-out, two-run homer to Larry Herndon in the fifth. Graig Nettles and Terry Kennedy both singled to open the San Diego sixth, but the Tiger's Jack Morris (a nineteen game winner) snuffed out their momentum by striking out the rest of the side. Kurt Bevacqua continued the fleeting comeback with a leadoff double in the seventh, but was thrown out at third while attempting to stretch the bases. Despite the close call, Morris remained focused and sat down the last nine remaining Padre batters for the 3-2 victory.

Game 2 started as the opener had ended with the Tigers line-up driving San Diego starter Ed Whitson from the mound in the first inning with three opening runs. Despite the early deficit, Andy Hawkins and Craig Lefferts came in as relief and managed to save the outing with a little help from Bevacqua who was playing the role of designated hitter. Hawkins entered the contest with two out in the first and tossed 5 1/3 innings of one hit ball and Lefferts finished the job by striking out five Tigers in three scoreless innings. Still trailing 3-2 in the fifth, Bevacqua had stepped up to the plate and nailed a clutch, three run homer off Dan Petry for the lead. The 5-3 advantage remained with the San Diego bullpen completing the job that their rivals had initially started. Their magnificent efforts were quickly forgotten though when they issued eleven walks in the first five innings for an embarrassing 5-3 effort the following day. Padres' starter Tim Lollar gave up four hits (including a two run homer to Marty Castillo), four walks and four runs alone before leaving with two out in the second.

Morris returned for the fourth meeting determined to maintain the control he had shown in the Series opener and recorded his second complete game with a brilliant five hitter that edged the National League champs to the brink of elimination. Alan Trammell supported the 4-2 effort by contributing all of Detroit's runs with two, two-run home runs off of Eric Show in the first and third innings. Game 5 belonged to lumberjack Kirk Gibson who dropped two bombs into the upper-decks in the first and eighth innings. As strong around the bases as he was at the plate, the speedster took the lead in the fifth after stealing home on a shallow fly ball to right field. Lance Parrish also sent one bouncing into the cheap seats and relievers Aurelio Lopez and Willie Hernandez (19-4 record and forty-six saves combined) held the Padres at bay for the 8-4, clinching triumph. Detroit had truly gone the distance (all the way from Opening Day), proving themselves as the best team in baseball.

However, San Diego deserved some of the credit for the Tigers good fortune too. After all, in 10 1/3-innings, the Padres rotation had combined for a humiliating 13.94 ERA. In addition to bringing home Detroit's fourth title, manager Sparky Anderson also became the first skipper to guide two separate franchises to World Series victories after winning with the Cincinnati Reds in both '75 and '76.

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"I like to embarrass players on other teams. I like making them look bad because that's what they're trying to do to me." - Jack Morris

1984 World Series

1984 World Series Program

1984 World Series Official Program

1983 | Detroit Tigers (4) vs San Diego Padres (1) | 1985

Game 1
Date / Box Score
Location
Jack Murphy Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Pat Olsen (Attending his 238th World Series game)
Attendance
57,908
National Anthem
Game 2
Date / Box Score
Location
Jack Murphy Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Edward P. Runge (A.L. Umpire , 1954-70)
Attendance
57,911
National Anthem
Frankie Laine (Singer / Songwriter / Actor)
Game 3
Date / Box Score
Location
1 st Pitch
From
To
John E. Fetzer (Owner of the Detroit Tigers )
Attendance
51,970
National Anthem
Ara Berberian (New York Metropolitan Opera Singer)
Game 4
Date / Box Score
1 st Pitch
From
To
Al Kaline (HOF Player / Tigers)
Location
Attendance
52,130
National Anthem
Robert Taylor & the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Game 5
Date / Box Score
Location
1 st Pitch
From
To
George Kell (HOF Player / Tigers)
Attendance
51,901
National Anthem
University of Michigan Glee Club
1984 World Series Fast Facts

1984 World Series
Game 1

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
San Diego 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Jack Morris (W)
-
-
Mark Thurmond (L)
Andy Hawkins (6 th )
Dave Dravecky (8 th )
Larry Herndon (5 th ) None

1984 World Series
Game 2

1984 World Series Game 2 Ticket

1984 World Series Game 2 Ticket

Line Score / Box Score

Team
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E
Detroit
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
7
3
San Diego
1
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
x
5
11
0
Ed Whitson
Andy Hawkins (W, 1 st )
Craig Lefferts (S, 7 th )
-
-
None

1984 World Series
Game 3

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 0
Detroit 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 x 5 7 0
Tim Lollar (L)
Greg Booker (2 nd )
Greg Harris (3 rd )
Milt Wilcox (W)
Bill Scherrer (7 th )
Willie Hernandez (S, 7 th )
None Marty Castillo (2 nd )

1984 World Series
Game 4

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 2
Detroit 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 x 4 7 0
Eric Show (L)
Dave Dravecky (3 rd )
Craig Lefferts (7 th )
Rich Gossage (8 th )
Jack Morris (W)
-
-
-
Terry Kennedy (2 nd )
-
Alan Trammell (1 st )
Alan Trammell (3 rd )

1984 World Series
Game 5

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 10 1
Detroit 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 x 8 11 1
Mark Thurmond
Andy Hawkins (L, 1 st )
Craig Lefferts (5 th )
Rich Gossage (7 th )
Dan Petry
Bill Scherrer (4 th )
Aurelio Lopez (W, 5 th )
Willie Hernandez (S, 8 th )
Kurt Bevacqua (8 th )
-
-
Kirk Gibson (1 st )
Lance Parrish (7 th )
Kirk Gibson (8 th )

1984 World Series

Composite Hitting Statistics

p
1b
3b
3b
1b-4,3b-2
dh-3
of
dh-2
p
of
ph
of
ph
of
p
p
c
p
p
ss
2b
p
1
5
3
3
5
4
5
4
3
5
1
2
2
5
2
2
5
2
3
5
5
1
0
5
3
9
15
12
18
3
0
15
1
3
1
17
0
0
18
0
0
20
18
0
0
0
0
3
1
0
6
1
0
5
0
0
0
5
0
0
5
0
0
9
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
4
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
3
0
0
5
6
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
7
0
0
3
0
0
1
1
0
0
2
0
0
6
0
0
.000
.000
.000
.333
.067
.000
.333
.333
.000
.333
.000
.000
.000
.294
.000
.000
.278
.000
.000
.450
.278
.000
0
0
0
2
4
0
4
0
0
3
0
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
2
4
0
0
1
1
1
4
2
4
0
0
2
0
1
1
2
0
0
2
0
0
2
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
Totals
158
40
4
0
7
23
23
.253
24
27
7

1984 World Series

Composite Hitting Statistics

dh
ph
p
of
p
2b
1b
p
of
p
p
c
p
p
of
3b
of-1
of-2,3b1
p
ph
ss
p
p
2b
5
1
1
5
2
1
5
2
5
1
3
5
3
1
5
5
2
4
1
1
5
2
1
5
17
1
0
15
0
1
20
0
19
0
0
19
0
0
17
12
0
3
0
1
19
0
0
22
7
1
0
1
0
1
4
0
5
0
0
4
0
0
3
3
0
1
0
0
6
0
0
8
2
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
4
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
.412
1.000
.000
.067
.000
1.000
.200
.000
.263
.000
.000
.211
.000
.000
.176
.250
.000
.333
.000
.000
.316
.000
.000
.364
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
1
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
4
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Totals
166
44
7
0
3
15
14
.265
11
26
2

1984 World Series

Composite Pitching Statistics

0
0
1
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
3
2
2
2
3
1
0
0
0
2
2
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.2
5.1
3.0
18.0
9.0
3.0
6.0
0.00
1.69
0.00
2.00
9.00
3.00
1.50
0
4
1
13
14
5
7
1
0
4
13
4
0
4
0
1
0
4
8
1
1
0
0
1
3
5
0
2
Totals
4
1
14
5
2
2
0
44.0
3.07
44
26
15
11

1984 World Series

Composite Pitching Statistics

0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
1
2
2
1
3
3
1
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.0
4.2
2.2
5.1
12.0
6.0
1.2
2.2
5.1
0.2
9.00
0.00
13.50
0.00
0.75
0.00
21.60
10.13
10.13
40.50
0
3
3
3
4
2
4
4
12
5
0
5
2
5
4
7
0
2
2
0
1
0
4
0
1
0
4
3
6
3
4
1
1
3
6
1
4
1
3
0
Totals
1
4
17
5
0
1
0
42.0
4.71
40
27
22
24
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Do you know which three players set World Series hitting records during the 1984 World Series? Follow the link above and learn even more about this record setting Fall Classic.

The World Series Most Valuable Player Awards were given to two different players — Alan Trammell won the the Sport Magazine variation and Jack Morris won the Babe Ruth variation.

Sparky Anderson won his first World Series with the 1975 Cincinnati Reds . When he won this title with the Detroit Tigers he became the first manager to win a World Series title from each league.

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