Detroit Tigers by Joanne Gerstner

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Gibson proceeded to smash a three-run home run to the upper deck in right field. As he ran around the bases, he famously pumped his fist, then raised his arms, and finally jumped up and down after he crossed home. With an 8–4 lead and lots of momentum, the World Series title was in sight. Hernandez came in for the top of the ninth to close out the 32 DETROIT TIGERS Kirk Gibson belts his first of two home runs during the fifth game of the 1984 World Series. His second home run sealed the Series for the Tigers.

Anderson retired in 1995, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. He is the winningest manager in the histories of both the Tigers and the Cincinnati Reds. Whitaker and Trammell proved to be the core of the team. Both were top fielders and the two players turned many double plays together. 60 earned run average during the 1984 season. He also won all three games he pitched during the postseason. 28 DETROIT TIGERS THE ROAR OF ’84 29 They also had strong seasons and compiled a 19–11 record.

To complete it, he just had to retire Yankees in the ALCS only to be swept themselves in the World Series by the San Fransisco Giants. In 2013, the Tigers won Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason their third consecutive division Donald. Donald grounded to Tigers title. They would eventually first baseman Miguel Cabrera. lose the ALCS to the Boston Galarraga ran to cover first base. Red Sox four games to two. Cabrera's throw clearly beat Donald Boston would go on to be the for the final out—and the perfect World Series champions.

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