1984 Major League Baseball season

1984 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 2 – October 14, 1984
Top draft pick Shawn Abner
Picked by New York Mets
Regular season
Season MVP NL: Ryne Sandberg (CHC)
AL: Willie Hernández (DET)
League postseason
AL champions Detroit Tigers
  AL runners-up Kansas City Royals
NL champions San Diego Padres
  NL runners-up Chicago Cubs
World Series
Champions Detroit Tigers
  Runners-up San Diego Padres
Finals MVP Alan Trammell (DET)

The 1984 Major League Baseball season started with a 9-game winning streak by eventual World Series champions Detroit Tigers who started the season 35 wins and 5 losses and never relinquished the first place lead.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVGDon Mattingly NYY.343Tony Gwynn SD.351
HRTony Armas BOS43Dale Murphy ATL
Mike Schmidt PHI
RBITony Armas BOS123Gary Carter MTL
Mike Schmidt PHI
WinsMike Boddicker BAL20Joaquín Andújar STL20
ERAMike Boddicker BAL2.79Alejandro Peña LA2.48
SOMark Langston SEA204Dwight Gooden NYM276
SVDan Quisenberry KC44Bruce Sutter STL45
SBRickey Henderson OAK66Tim Raines MTL75

Major league baseball final standings


  League Championship Series
World Series
East Detroit 3  
West Kansas City 0  
    AL Detroit 4
  NL San Diego 1
East Chicago (N.L.) 2
West San Diego 3  

All-Star game


  • September 30: Mike Witt of the California Angels threw a perfect game against the Texas Rangers. He finished with 94 pitches and ten strikeouts.



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