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In the 1984 World Series, Evans went 1-for-15 for an .067 batting average. [252] After a series against the Baltimore Orioles, the Tigers returned home trailing by a game and swept the Blue Jays.

He hit 2 home runs and had 5 RBIs in postseason play. [507][508][509][510] The Tigers have their Triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens in Toledo, Ohio in addition to their Double-A affiliate in Erie.


However, the Tigers lost all five games to finish 95–67, and the division title went to the 96–66 Minnesota Twins. Despite a 5-hitter by Jack Morris, the Tigers are shut out, 1–0. The Tigers' uniforms have more belt loops than those of any other team, owing to the fact that their uniform pants do not feature the wide "tunnel" loops that appear on most baseball pants. [58] That year, outfielders Harry Heilmann and Ty Cobb finished #1 and #2 in the American League batting race with batting averages of .394 and .389, respectively. [201] Joe Coleman posted another 23 wins, but the other Tiger starters had subpar seasons. [134][279] The team reached a high point when they were 40 games over .500, but a second half swoon started to raise questions about the team's staying power.

[276] One of Ilitch's first priorities as the new owner was to rehire Ernie Harwell. In the 8th, with Detroit leading 5–4, the Tigers got runners to 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. 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[367] 2010 also saw the debut of Brennan Boesch, who was named the AL Rookie of the Month for May and June. [357] Rodney responded with 37 saves in 38 tries, while Bobby Seay, Fu-Te Ni, Brandon Lyon, and Ryan Perry shored up the middle relief that plagued the team in 2007–08. The team ERA was 4.40. His .516 slugging percentage was tied with Kirk Gibson for the team lead. Detroit manager Sparky Anderson is fifth on the all-time list for manager career wins in Major League Baseball, and in 1984 he became the first manager to win the World Series while leading clubs in both leagues. [68][73][74], The Tigers 1935 lineup featured four future Hall of Famers (Hank Greenberg, Mickey Cochrane, Goose Goslin and Charlie Gehringer). [163] In a year that was marked by dominant pitching, starter Denny McLain went 31–6 (with a 1.96 ERA), the first time a pitcher had won 30 or more games in a season since Dizzy Dean accomplished the feat in 1934; no pitcher has accomplished it since. It put the Tigers ahead, 8–4, and sealed the championship. [238], In Game 1, Larry Herndon hit a two-run home run that gave the Tigers a 3–2 lead. [474], After a disappointing record through the All-Star break, the Tigers began committing to a rebuild, trading J. D. Martinez,[475] Alex Avila and Justin Wilson in July,[476] plus Justin Upton and Justin Verlander in August.
[230][231] They stayed hot for most of the year, posting a 35–5 record over their first forty games and cruising to a franchise-record 104 victories. The Tigers began the year with an unprecedented start of 35–5. Jack Morris did not allow another run in his complete-game effort, and the Tigers won, 3–2.

Dave Bergman was acquired from the Giants (via the Phillies) in March 1984 and became the Tigers' principal first baseman, playing 114 games at the position.

[527][528], The Tigers have worn essentially the same home uniform since 1934 — solid white jersey with navy blue piping down the front and an Old English "D" on the left chest, white pants, navy blue hat with a white letter D in the blackletter or textur/textualis typeface associated with Middle and Early Modern English and popularly referred to as "Old English" even though it was not used for that language.

[529][533][534] In 2019, the Tigers reverted to the smaller logo on the cap, but kept the cap curved 'D' on the home jerseys.[535]. [123][124][125][126][127][128][129][130][131][132] The last place 1952 team went 50–104 (.325), which was the worst season in Tigers history until the 2003 team lost 119 games. Kirk Gibson drops a fly ball in the 19th inning, and the Indians score 4.

All seven games were decided by one run, and in the first six of the seven games, the winning run was scored in the final inning of play.

[147] Jim Northrup posted the best batting average of his career (.307) but was inexplicably limited to part-time duty (119 games played), which Northrup attributed to an ongoing feud with Billy Martin that had actually started in the 1972 ALCS. Houk served in that capacity for five full seasons, through the end of the 1978 season. [523][524], Additionally, the chant of a local man, the late James Van Horn, who patrolled the streets around Comerica Park yelling out "Eat 'Em Up Tigers! [134][312][313] This was the largest improvement in the AL since the Baltimore Orioles had a 33-game improvement from 1988 to 1989. The two teams would square off in seven hard-fought games during the final two weeks of the season.

Hendrick appeared to be out by two steps on a grounder to short, but umpire John Rice ruled that Norm Cash pulled his foot off first base. [587], The Tigers' current flagship radio stations are Detroit sister stations WXYT (1270 AM) and WXYT-FM (97.1 FM). [147][152][153], The team managed a third-place finish during a bizarre 1966 season, in which manager Chuck Dressen and acting manager Bob Swift were both forced to resign their posts because of health problems. [41] During this five-season stretch, Cobb posted batting averages of .383, .420, .409, .390 and .368, winning the AL batting title every year. ", was very popular. [53] This stood as a Tiger record until 1992, when it was broken by Sparky Anderson. [333] The Tigers had the best record in baseball in late July, but lost a few players to injuries and started to play poorly in the second half. April 8: The Tigers win their 5th straight, 7–3, beating. [279][323][324] On September 24, the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 11–4 to clinch their first playoff berth since 1987. [198] The end of Game 2 was marred by an ugly incident in which Tigers reliever Lerrin LaGrow hit A's shortstop and leadoff hitter Bert Campaneris on the ankle with a pitch. The Tigers instead settled for the AL wild card.

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