1984 American League Championship Series

1984 American League Championship Series

Infobox LCS
alcs = yes

year = 1984
champion = Detroit Tigers (3)
champion_manager = Sparky Anderson
champion_games = 104-58, .642, GA: 15
runnerup = Kansas City Royals (0)
runnerup_manager = Dick Howser
runnerup_games = 84-78, .519, GA: 3
date = October 2October 5
MVP = Kirk Gibson (Detroit)
television = ABC
announcers = Al Michaels, Howard Cosell and Jim Palmer
radio_network = CBS Radio
radio_announcers = Bill White and Curt Gowdy
umpires = Bill Deegan, Jon Bible (1B , 3 games), Randy Cristal (2B , 3 games), Larry Zirdel (3B , Game 1), Mike O'Dell (OF , Game 1), Bob Jones (3B , Game 2), Rick Denny (OF , Game 2), Carl Nothnagel (OF , Game 2), Doug Cossey (3B , Game 3), Dick Runchey (OF , Game 3), Dick Zivic (OF , Game 3)
The by|1984 American League Championship Series matched the Eastern Division champion Detroit Tigers against the Western Division champion Kansas City Royals. The Tigers prevailed three games to none, to advance to the 1984 World Series against the San Diego Padres.

(Note: Due to a strike by major league umpires, the series was played using local and collegiate umpires, with former AL umpire and league supervisor Deegan working home plate for all three games.)


The 1984 American League Championship Series would prove to be no contest for the Detroit Tigers. It wasn't that surprising given the fact the Kansas City Royals won 20 fewer games during the season and had won the AL West by a mere three games over both the California Angels and Minnesota Twins.


Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers

Detroit wins the series, 3-0

Game summaries

Game 1

Tuesday, October 2, 1984 at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, MissouriLinescore
Home=Kansas City|HomeAbr=KCR
WP=Jack Morris (1-0)|LP=Bud Black (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=Alan Trammell (1), Lance Parrish (1), Larry Herndon (1)|HomeHR=|

Game 1 was a blowout in Kansas City, as Jack Morris pitched seven innings and allowed a single run, with Willie Hernandez pitching the final 2 innings. The Tigers scored 8 runs. Alan Trammell hit a triple and a home run for 3 RBIs, and Larry Herndon and Lance Parrish also hit home runs for Detroit.

Game 2

Wednesday, October 3, 1984 at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, MissouriLinescore
Home=Kansas City|HomeAbr=KCR
WP=Aurelio Lopez (1-0)|LP=Dan Quisenberry (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=Kirk Gibson (1)|HomeHR=|

The Tigers took Game 2 in extra innings by a 5-3 score. Kirk Gibson doubled to drive in Lou Whitaker in the 1st inning and hit a home run in the 3rd. Dan Petry pitched 7 innings and gave up 2 runs. Detroit's Senor Smoke, Aurelio Lopez, held the Royals scoreless in the 10th, 11th and 12th innings for the win. John Grubb hit a double off Dan Quisenberry in the 11th inning to drive in Darrell Evans and Ruppert Jones.

Game 3

Friday, October 5, 1984 at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, MichiganLinescore
Road=Kansas City|RoadAbr=KCR
WP=Milt Wilcox (1-0)|LP=Charlie Leibrandt (0-1)|SV=Willie Hernandez (1)|

Game 3 was a pitching duel between Milt Wilcox and Charlie Leibrandt. Leibrandt pitched a complete game, allowing only 1 run and 3 hits, while Milt Wilcox gave up 2 hits and struck out 8 Royals with Willie Hernandez pitching the 9th inning for the save. Marty Castillo batted in Chet Lemon for the only run of the game, as the Tigers completed a 3-game sweep and advanced the World Series.

Composite Box

1984 ALCS (3-0): Detroit Tigers over Kansas City RoyalsLinescore
Road=Detroit Tigers
Home=Kansas City Royals
H1=0|H2=0|H3=0|H4=1|H5=0|H6=0|H7=2|H8=1|H9=0|H10=0|H11=0|HR=4|HH=18|HE=7Total Attendance: 136,160 Average Attendance: 45,387|


External links

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1984_ALCS.shtml Baseball-reference.com]

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