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1984 Baseball Season

1984 Baseball Season Highlights

The Detroit Tigers were the dominant team during the 1984 baseball season. They went on to beat the Padres in the 1984 World Series four games to one. Below, are some of the highlights from the 1984 baseball season:
  • Tigers win their first American League flag since 1968.

  • Padres become first second-wave expansion team to win the flag in the National League.

  • Down two games to none in NLCS, Padres rally to beat Cubs in five games.

  • Tigers sweep Royals in ALCS; the final score was 1-0.

  • Tigers defeat Padres in the 1984 World Series in five games, as Kirk Gibson clouts two homers in game five to clinch it.

  • Tiger Jack Morris wins two CG victories in the 1984 World Series.

  • Detroit's Alan Trammell leads all 1984 World Series players with .450 batting average and collects two homers and six RBI.

  • Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins both the 1984 Cy Young Award and MVP Award, as he earns 32 saves in his first 32 save opportunities.

  • Cub Rick Sutcliffe is the only Cy Young winner who began his year with another team.

  • Chicago's Ryne Sandberg takes 1984 National League MVP Award.

  • Met Dwight Gooden is 1984 National League Rookie of the Year, as he sets new rookie K record with 276.

  • Seattle's Alvin Davis is 1984 American League Rookie of the Year.

  • Boston's Tony Armas leads the major league in homers (43), RBI (123), and total bases (339).

  • Tigers win 26 of their first 30 games, and 35 of their first 40 -- best starts for any major league team this century.

  • Tigers win an American League record 17 straight games on the road.

  • Sutcliffe goes 4-5 with Cleveland, is traded, and goes 16-1 with the Cubs.

  • Dick Williams ties Bill McKechnie's record when he takes third different team, the Padres, to a pennant.

  • Pete Rose gets his 4,000th hit on April 21.

  • National League wins 1984 All-Star Game 3-4 at SF, as 19-year-old Gooden strikes out the side in the first inning he pitches.

  • Montreal's Gary Carter becomes first player since 1968 to win two All-Star MVP Awards.

  • On April 7, Morris throws first no-hitter by Detroit pitcher in 26 years, 4-0 over Chicago.

  • Reggie Jackson hits his 500th homer on September 17.

  • Cardinal Bruce Sutter ties the major league record with 45 saves.

  • Ryne Sandberg leads National League in runs (114), and ties in runs produced (179) and triples (19).

  • Dale Murphy leads National League in total bases (332) and SA (.547).

  • Boston's Dwight Evans tops the major league in runs (121) and runs produced (193).

  • Yankee Don Mattingly leads American League in BA (.343), hits (207), and doubles (44).

  • Sparky Anderson becomes first manager to win World Championships in both leagues.

  • Pete Rose achieves 100 or more hits for 22nd consecutive year, a major league record.

  • Rose sets a new major league record when he plays in his 3,309th game.

  • Steve Carlton wins his 300th game.

  • Mike Witt of Angels pitches a perfect game over Texas on September 30, the final day of the season.

  • Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as commissioner.

  • Padre Tony Gwynn wins his first National League bat crown with a .351 average, and tops the major league with 213 hits.

  • Mike Schmidt ties Murphy for the National League homer crown (36) and Carter for RBI crown (106).

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