1984 Detroit Tigers World Series By Jack Downs

On October 14th,1984, at Tiger Stadium, The Detroit Tigers defeated The San Diego Padres in a best of 7 series,4-1 to win their second world series in franchise history.
The Tigers seemed like a team of destiny starting of their campaign 35-5. They finished with 104 wins and the number one seed in the American League.
The team was led by right fielder Kirk Gibson, second basemen Lou Whitaker, shortstop Allan Trammell, starting pitcher Jack Morris and closing pitcher Willie Hernandez.
The Tigers swept The Kansas City Royals 3-0 to advance to the world series as American League Champs.
In Game 5 to clinch the World Seres, "Mr.Clutch" Kirk Gibson hit to two home runs to roll The Padres 8-4
The Tigers winning this championship effected the city of Detroit who hadn't had a championship team in any sport since 1968.
This led to Detroit becoming a powerhouse sports city although The Tigers haven't won since, The Pistons won in 1989, 1990, and 2004 while the red wings won in 1997, 1998, 2002, and 2008

This event was meaningful for Detroit, a city that loves their sports teams so much. That hadn't gotten a championship in nearly 20 years. The 1984 World Series Champions: The Detroit Tigers.


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