1984 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1984 throughout the world.

Baseball Sport

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objectives of the offensive team are to hit the ball into the field of play, and to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate. The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.

1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1984th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 984th year of the 2nd millennium, the 84th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1980s decade.

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Major League Baseball

1984 World Series 1984 Major League Baseball championship series

The 1984 World Series began on October 9 and ended on October 14, 1984. The American League champion Detroit Tigers played against the National League champion San Diego Padres, with the Tigers winning the series four games to one. This was the city of Detroit's first sports championship since the Tigers themselves won the 1968 World Series.

Detroit Tigers Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

The Detroit Tigers are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) Central division. One of the AL's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Detroit as a member of the minor league Western League in 1894. They are the oldest continuous one name, one city franchise in the AL. The Tigers have won four World Series championships, 11 AL pennants, and four AL Central division championships. The Tigers also won division titles in 1972, 1984, and 1987 as a member of the AL East. The team currently plays its home games at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit.

San Diego Padres Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in San Diego, California, United States

The San Diego Padres are an American professional baseball team based in San Diego, California. The Padres compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. Founded in 1969, the Padres have won two NL pennants — in 1984 and 1998, losing in the World Series both years. As of 2018, they have had 14 winning seasons in franchise history. The Padres are one of two Major League Baseball teams in California to originate from that state; the Athletics were originally from Philadelphia, and the Dodgers and Giants are originally from two New York City boroughs – Brooklyn and Manhattan, respectively. The Padres are the only major professional sports franchise to be located in San Diego, following the relocation of the Chargers to Los Angeles in 2017. The Padres are the only MLB team that does not share its city with another major league professional sports franchise.

  League Championship Series ABC World Series NBC
         
East Detroit Tigers 3 
West Kansas City Royals 0 
  AL Detroit Tigers 4
 NL San Diego Padres 1
East Chicago Cubs 2
West San Diego Padres 3 

The 1984 American League Championship Series matched the East Division champion Detroit Tigers against the West Division champion Kansas City Royals. The Tigers prevailed three games to none, to advance to the 1984 World Series against the San Diego Padres.

Kirk Gibson Major League Baseball manager and former player

Kirk Harold Gibson is an American former professional baseball player and manager. He is currently a color commentator for the Detroit Tigers on Fox Sports Detroit and a special assistant for the Tigers. As a player, Gibson was an outfielder who batted and threw left-handed. He spent most of his career with the Detroit Tigers but also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The 1984National League Championship Series was played between the San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs from October 2 to 7. San Diego won the series three games to two to advance to the World Series. The 1984 NLCS was the first postseason series ever for the Padres since the franchise's beginning in 1969, and the first appearance by the Cubs in postseason play since the 1945 World Series. The series took a disastrous turn for Chicago after a promising start, which contributed to the popular mythology of the "Curse of the Billy Goat." The series was also the last best-of-five NLCS. In 1985, the League Championship Series changed to a best-of-seven format.

Other champions

The 1984 Amateur World Series was held in Cuba from October 14 to 28.

Cuba Country in the Caribbean

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet. It is east of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), south of both the U.S. state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Haiti and north of both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Havana is the largest city and capital; other major cities include Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey. The area of the Republic of Cuba is 110,860 square kilometres (42,800 sq mi). The island of Cuba is the largest island in Cuba and in the Caribbean, with an area of 105,006 square kilometres (40,543 sq mi), and the second-most populous after Hispaniola, with over 11 million inhabitants.

Águilas del Zulia baseball team

The Águilas del Zulia is a Venezuelan professional baseball team based in Maracaibo which plays in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.

Awards and honors

Luis Aparicio baseball player

Luis Ernesto Aparicio Montiel, nicknamed "Little Louie" is a Venezuelan former professional baseball player. He played as a shortstop in Major League Baseball (MLB), for the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, and the Boston Red Sox. He was the first Venezuelan player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, in 1984.

Don Drysdale American baseball player

Donald Scott Drysdale was an American professional baseball player and television sports commentator. A right-handed pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers for his entire career in Major League Baseball, Drysdale was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984.

Rick Ferrell American baseball player and coach

Richard Benjamin Ferrell was an American professional baseball player, coach, scout, and executive. He played for 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a catcher for the St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox, and Washington Senators, from 1929 through 1947. His brother, Wes Ferrell, was a major league pitcher for 15 seasons, and they were teammates from 1933 through part of 1938 on the Red Sox and Senators. Following his three seasons in minor league baseball, he appealed to the Commissioner of Baseball to become a free agent, claiming that he was being held in the minors though he deserved promotion. The Commissioner agreed, and he was granted free agency; he signed with the St. Louis Browns.

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
TypeNameStatNameStat
AVG Don Mattingly NYY.343 Tony Gwynn SDP.351
HR Tony Armas BOS43 Dale Murphy ATL
Mike Schmidt PHI
36
RBI Tony Armas BOS123 Gary Carter MON
Mike Schmidt PHI
106
Wins Mike Boddicker BAL20 Joaquín Andújar STL20
ERA Mike Boddicker BAL2.79 Alejandro Peña LAD2.48

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References

  1. "Detroit Tigers 4, Chicago White Sox 0". Baseball-Reference.com. 1984-04-07.
  2. "Cleveland Indians 8, Detroit Tigers 4". Baseball-Reference.com. 1984-04-27.
  3. "New York Mets 6, Philadelphia Phillies 2". Baseball-Reference.com. 1984-04-27.
  4. "Detroit Tigers 5, California Angels 1". Baseball-Reference.com. 1984-05-24.
  5. "Cincinnati Reds 2, Atlanta Braves 1". Baseball-Reference.com. 1984-06-16.
  6. "New York Yankees 7, Chicago White Sox 6". Baseball-Reference.com. 1984-08-09.
  7. "Detroit Tigers 3, Milwaukee Brewers 0". Baseball-Reference.com. 1984-09-18.
  8. "Detroit Tigers 4, New York Yankees 1". Baseball-Reference.com. 1984-09-23.