I simply cannot believe it has been 25 years since the Tigers last World Series Championship. In some ways (with all those horrible years) it feels much longer than 25 years and in many others - it just doesn't seem possible. It was an exciting summer back in 1984. The Detroit Tigers roared out of the gate to a record 35-5 record after 40 games on their way to their first title since 1968. There will be a special ceremony before tonight's game honoring the World Series Champs. Gates will open early at 5pm with special photo opportunities from 5:10pm to 6:10pm. Some of the 1984 Tigers to appear at the game are: Sparky Anderson, Alan Trammell, Guillermo Hernandez, Kirk Gibson, Darrell Evans, Jack Morris and Lance Parrish and many others. You can watch highlights from that magical season at MLB.com.
They were in first place all year, or Wire to Wire as they like to say. Wire To Wire is also the title of a decent (it's not real in-depth, but it brings back a lot of fond memories) book on the 1984 club written by George Cantor. If you want an in-depth look into that magical 1984 season, read "Bless You Boys: Diary of the Detroit Tigers' 1984 Season" by Sparky Anderson.
Speaking of the Bless You Boys (the moniker bestowed upon them by former Detroit sportscaster Al Ackerman) here's the classic 'Bless You Boys' video montage from WDIV:
The 1984 Detroit Tigers Roster: Pitchers: Glenn Abbot Doug Bair Juan Berenguer Willie Hernandez Aurelio Lopez Roger Mason Sid Monge Jack Morris Randy O'Neal Dan Petry Dave Rozema Bill Sherrer Milt Wilcox Carl Willis
Catchers: Marty Castillo Dwight Lowry Lance Parrish
Infielders: Doug Baker Dave Bergman Tom Brookens Scott Earl Barbaro Garbey Howard Johnson Mike Laga Alan Trammell Lou Whitaker
Outfielders: Kirk Gibson Johnny Grubb Larry Herndon Ruppert Jones Rusty Kuntz Chet Lemon Nelson Simmons
Other: Rod Allen Darrell Evans
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