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1984 in baseball

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

Champions

Major League Baseball

  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  

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Don Mattingly NYY .343 Tony Gwynn SDP .351
HR Tony Armas BOS 43 Dale Murphy ATL
Mike Schmidt PHI
36
RBI Tony Armas BOS 123 Gary Carter MON
Mike Schmidt PHI
106
Wins Mike Boddicker BAL 20 Joaquín Andújar STL 20
ERA Mike Boddicker BAL 2.79 Alejandro Peña LAD 2.48

Major league baseball final standings

Events

January

February

March

  • March 8 – Shortstop Pee Wee Reese and catcher Rick Ferrell are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee. Reese hit .269 in 16 seasons with the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, while Ferrell batted .281 with 28 home runs in 18 seasons for the Browns, Red Sox and Senators.

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Movies

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January

  • January 1 – Hazel Measner, 58, Canadian pitcher who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in its 1946 season.
  • January 18 – Leo Kiely, 54, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in the 1950s, who in 1957 set two PCL records with 20 wins in relief, 14 of them in consecutive games, and also became the first major leaguer to play in Japanese Baseball, for the Mainichi Orions, in 1953.

February

  • February 10 – Johanna Hageman, 65, one of the sixty original members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943.
  • February 14 – Loren Babe, 56, third baseman who played in 120 games for the New York Yankees (1952–1953) and Philadelphia Athletics (1953); later a minor league manager and MLB coach for the Yankees (1967) and Chicago White Sox (1979–1980 and 1983).
  • February 19 – Bill Shores, 79, pitcher who worked in 96 career games for the 1928–1931 Philadelphia Athletics, 1933 New York Giants and 1937 Chicago White Sox; member of three World Series champion clubs (1929, 1930, 1933).
  • February 26 – Joe Kuhel, 77, first baseman who played in 2,104 games for the Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox between 1930 and 1947; known for strong defense, batted .300 three times; manager of Senators in 1948 and 1949.

March

  • March 8 – Bruce Cunningham, 78, pitcher who appeared in 104 games for 1929–1932 Boston Braves.
  • March 18 – Charley Lau, 50, backup catcher and pinch-hitter who became a renowned hitting instructor, with the White Sox since 1982; earned fame as the Kansas City Royals' batting coach (1971–1978) where his star pupil was George Brett.
  • March 20 – Stan Coveleski, 94, Hall of Fame pitcher who had five 20-win seasons with the Indians and Senators, and led Cleveland to the 1920 World Series championship with three victories over the Brooklyn Dodgers; spitballer led AL in ERA twice and strikeouts once.
  • March 28 – Jess Pike, 68, outfielder who played 14 years in the minor leagues, but in only 16 games for 1946 New York Giants as a 30-year-old rookie.
  • March 29 – Hugh Poland, 74, catcher in 83 games for four NL teams between 1943 and 1948; longtime scout for Giants in New York and San Francisco.

April

  • April 2 – Ike Davis, 88, shortstop for the 1919 Washington Senators and 1924–1925 Chicago White Sox, appearing in 164 career games.
  • April 5 – Chet Kehn, 62, pitcher for the 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers, and one of many players who only appeared in the majors during World War II.
  • April 6 – Glenn Wright, 83, shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Robins and Dodgers, and Chicago White Sox between 1924 and 1935; batted .294 lifetime with 94 home runs in 1,119 games; member of 1925 World Series champion Pirates; later, a minor-league manager and longtime scout.
  • April 10 – Karl Spooner, 52, pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers who never threw a pitch in the major leagues after allowing 5 runs while recording just one out during his start in Game 6 of the 1955 World Series.
  • April 11 – Leo Dixon, 89, catcher for 1925 to 1927 St. Louis Browns and 1929 Cincinnati Reds, appearing in 159 career games.

May

  • May 11 – Earl Reid, 70, pitcher who appeared in two games (winning his only decision) for the Boston Braves in May 1946.
  • May 13 – Walter French, 84, reserve outfielder who hit .303 lifetime in 397 career games for the Philadelphia Athletics (1923 and 1925–1929); member of 1929 World Series champions.
  • May 13 – Russ Young, 81, switch-hitting catcher who got into 16 games for the 1931 St. Louis Browns.
  • May 14 – Elmer Riddle, 69, standout pitcher for early 1940s Cincinnati Reds, posting a 19–4 mark in 1941 and leading NL in earned run average (2.24), then, two years later, leading his circuit in wins (21); member of 1940 World Series champions; brother of Johnny Riddle.

June

  • June 7 – Rabbit Benton, 82, second baseman who played five games for the 1922 Philadelphia Phillies.
  • June 17 – Jim Hegan, 63, five-time All-Star catcher for the Cleveland Indians (and member of 1948 World Series champions) and four other teams between 1941 and 1960, known for outstanding defense; later a longtime New York Yankees coach; son Mike had a long career as first baseman and broadcaster.
  • June 24 – Jim Roberts, 88, pitcher who appeared in a dozen games for 1924–1925 Brooklyn Robins.

July

  • July 4 – Doyt Morris, 67, outfielder who appeared in six games with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1937.
  • July 9 – Charlie Uhlir, 71, outfielder for Chicago White Sox in 1934.
  • July 11 – Moose Clabaugh, 82, outfielder who had an 11-game trial with 1926 Brooklyn Robins, the same season he slugged 62 home runs to lead the Class D East Texas League in round-trippers.
  • July 14 – Al Schacht, 91, pitcher (1919–1921) and coach (1924–1934) for Washington Senators known for on-field comedy routines with fellow coach Nick Altrock; also coached for Boston Red Sox (1935–1936); known as "The Clown Prince of Baseball," he continued to entertain fans at major and minor league parks thereafter.
  • July 16 – Ed Short, 64, Chicago White Sox front office executive from 1950 through 1970, and general manager from August 26, 1961 to September 2, 1970.
  • July 24 – Jake Dunn, 74, Negro league baseball player from 1930 to 1940.
  • July 31 – Beans Reardon, 86, National League umpire from 1926 to 1949 who worked in five World Series; known for his colorful arguments and continued use of the outside ("balloon") chest protector within the NL.

August

  • August 3 – Elmer Smith, 91, outfielder in 1,012 games for five clubs, principally the Cleveland Naps and Indians, for ten seasons spanning 1914 to 1925; member of 1920 World Series champions.
  • August 14 – Spud Davis, 79, good-hitting catcher (.308 career average and 1,312 hits) who played in 1,458 games over 16 seasons (1928–1941 and 1944–1945) for four National League clubs; member of world-champion 1934 St. Louis Cardinals; later, a coach who managed 1946 Pittsburgh Pirates for three end-of-season games.
  • August 14 – Lynn McGlothen, 34, pitcher for six MLB clubs between 1972 and 1982 who had his best years with the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs; 1974 National League All-Star.
  • August 16 – Tommie Aaron, 45, first baseman and left fielder who played for the Braves in Milwaukee and Atlanta, and Braves coach since 1978; younger brother of Hank Aaron.
  • August 23 – Charlie Robertson, 88, pitcher who spent most of his career with the Chicago White Sox; pitched a perfect game in 1923 against the Tigers in his fourth major league start; last survivor of the 1919 White Sox team.
  • August 25 – Waite Hoyt, 84, Hall of Fame pitcher whose 237 victories included 20-win seasons for the Yankees in 1927–1928; won six World Series games, giving up only two unearned runs in three complete games in the 1921 Series; Cincinnati Reds' play-by-play broadcaster from 1942 to 1965.
  • August 25 – Skeeter Scalzi, 71, infielder and pinch runner who appeared in 11 games for 1939 New York Giants; longtime minor-league manager.
  • August 26 – Bill Trotter, 74, pitcher who worked in 163 games for the St. Louis Browns (1937–1942), Washington Senators (1942) and St. Louis Cardinals (1944).
  • August 31 – Audrey Wagner, 56, All-Star outfielder in the AAGPBL who won three home run titles, a batting crown, and the 1948 Player of the Year Award.

September

  • September 7 – Joe Cronin, 77, Hall of Fame shortstop and manager, and AL president from 1959 to 1973, who batted .301 lifetime and had eight 100-RBI seasons; managed Washington Senators to 1933 pennant at age 26, won 1946 flag with Boston Red Sox, and was general manager of the Red Sox from 1948 to January 1959.
  • September 14 – Jimmy Pofahl, 67, shortstop-second baseman for Washington who got into 225 career games between 1940 and 1942.

October

  • October 1 – Walter Alston, 72, Hall of Fame manager who guided Dodgers teams in Brooklyn and Los Angeles to seven National League pennants and four World Series championships between 1954 and 1976; his 2,040 wins ranked behind only John McGraw in NL history upon retirement.
  • October 1 – Billy Goodman, 58, All-Star infielder, principally for the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox, who won the 1950 AL batting title; later a coach for the Atlanta Braves.
  • October 4 – Joe Marty, 71, center fielder who played 538 games for the 1937–1939 Chicago Cubs and 1939–1941 Philadelphia Phillies.
  • October 13 – Dixie Carroll, 93, speedy outfielder who played in 15 games for the 1919 Boston Braves.
  • October 13 – Ed Carroll, 77, pitcher for the 1929 Boston Red Sox.
  • October 13 – George Kelly, 89, Hall of Fame first baseman, nicknamed "High Pockets", who batted over .300 six straight years with the New York Giants from 1921 to 1926; led NL in RBI (1920, 1924) and home runs (1921); later a coach and scout.
  • October 15 – Red Cox, 89, pitched three games for the 1920 Detroit Tigers.
  • October 19 – Del Lundgren, 85, pitched from 1924 through 1927 for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox.
  • October 21 – Johnny Rigney, 69, one of the Chicago White Sox' top pitchers in the years prior to World War II; later the club's general manager.
  • October 22 – Babe Pinelli, 89, National League umpire from 1935 to 1956, previously a Reds third baseman; he worked in six World Series, last calling balls and strikes on Don Larsen's perfect game in 1956.
  • October 26 – Gus Mancuso, 78, catcher who appeared in 1,460 games for five National League clubs between 1928 and 1945; played on five pennant winners and two World Series champions with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Giants; two-time NL All-Star.
  • October 27 – Hank Helf, 71, backup catcher who played for Cleveland Indians (seven total games in 1938 and 1940) and St. Louis Browns (71 games in 1946) who, in a 1938 publicity stunt, caught baseballs dropped from the top of the 708 ft (216 m) Cleveland Terminal Tower.

November

  • November 25 – Ival Goodman, 76, All-Star right fielder for the 1935–1944 Cincinnati Reds who led NL in triples twice.
  • November 30 – Chris Pelekoudas, 66, NL umpire from 1960 to 1975 who worked in two World Series and two NLCS.

December

  • December 7 – Howie Reed, 47, pitcher for five teams from 1958 to 1971, including the 1965 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • December 16 – Debs Garms, 77, outfielder and third baseman who won the 1940 NL batting title with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • December 19 – Bill Warwick, 87, catcher who appeared sparingly (23 career appearances) for 1921 Pirates and 1925–1926 St. Louis Cardinals; member of 1926 World Series champions.
  • December 20 – Gonzalo Márquez, 38, Venezuelan first baseman who batted .625 in the 1972 postseason as an Oakland Athletics rookie.
  • December 20 – Steve Slayton, 82, pitcher who played for the 1928 Boston Red Sox.
  • December 24 – Johnny Gill, 79, outfielder who played 118 career MLB games over six seasons between 1927 and 1936, most notably for the Chicago Cubs.

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.


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