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

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ChampionsEdit

Major League BaseballEdit

  League Championship Series World Series
                 
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 championsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

MLB Statistical LeadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Don Mattingly .343 Tony Gwynn .351
HR Tony Armas 43 Dale Murphy & Mike Schmidt 36
RBI Tony Armas 123 Gary Carter & Mike Schmidt 106
Wins Mike Boddicker 20 Joaquin Andujar 20
ERA Mike Boddicker 2.79 Alejandro Pena 2.48

Major League Baseball final standings Edit

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Detroit Tigers 104 58 .642    --
2nd Toronto Blue Jays   89 73 .549 15.0
3rd New York Yankees   87 75 .537 17.0
4th Boston Red Sox   86 76 .531 18.0
5th Baltimore Orioles   85 77 .525 19.0
6th Cleveland Indians   75 87 .463 29.0
7th Milwaukee Brewers   67 94 .416 36.5
West Division
1st Kansas City Royals   84 78 .519    --
2nd California Angels   81 81 .500   3.0
2nd Minnesota Twins   81 81 .500   3.0
4th Oakland Athletics   77 85 .475   7.0
5th Chicago White Sox   74 88 .457 10.0
5th Seattle Mariners   74 88 .457 10.0
7th Texas Rangers   69 92 .429 14.5
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Chicago Cubs   96 65 .596    --
2nd New York Mets   90 72 .556   6.5
3rd St. Louis Cardinals   84 78 .519 12.5
4th Philadelphia Phillies   81 81 .500 15.5
5th Montréal Expos   78 83 .484 18.0
6th Pittsburgh Pirates   75 87 .463 21.5
West Division
1st San Diego Padres   92 70 .568    --
2nd Atlanta Braves   80 82 .494 12.0
2nd Houston Astros   80 82 .494 12.0
4th Los Angeles Dodgers   79 83 .488 13.0
5th Cincinnati Reds   70 92 .432 22.0
6th San Francisco Giants   66 96 .407 26.0

EventsEdit

  • March 8 - Two outstanding defensive players, 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 just 28 home runs in 18 seasons for the Browns, Red Sox and Senators.

MoviesEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • February 26 - Joe Kuhel, 77, first baseman for the Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox known for strong defense, batted .300 three times
  • March 18 - Charlie Lau, 50, renowned hitting instructor, with the White Sox since 1981, who earned fame as the Kansas City Royals batting coach (1971–78) 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
  • June 17 - Jim Hegan, 63, 5-time All-Star catcher for the Indians known for outstanding defense; later a Yankees coach and scout
  • 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 chest protector
  • August 14 - Lynn McGlothen, 34, All-Star pitcher who had his best years with the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs
  • August 16 - Tommie Aaron, 45, first baseman and left fielder who played for the Braves in Milwaukee and Atlanta; Braves coach since 1978, and younger brother of Hank Aaron
  • August 25 - Waite Hoyt, 84, Hall of Fame pitcher whose 237 victories included 20-win seasons for the Yankees in 1927-28; won six World Series games, giving up only two unearned runs in three complete games in the 1921 Series, and was a Reds broadcaster from 1942-1965
  • 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 Senators to 1933 pennant at age 26, won 1946 flag with Boston, and was Red Sox president from 1948-1959
  • October 1 - Walter Alston, 72, Hall of Fame manager who guided Dodgers teams to seven National League pennants and four World Series championships between 1954 and 1976; 2040 wins ranked behind only John McGraw in NL history upon retirement
  • October 1 - Billy Goodman, 58, All-Star infielder for the Red Sox and White Sox who won the 1950 AL batting title
  • October 13 - George Kelly, 89, Hall of Fame first baseman who batted over .300 six straight years with the New York Giants from 1921–26; led NL in RBI twice and home runs once, later a coach and scout
  • 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, All-Star catcher who played on five pennant winners with the Cardinals and Giants
  • November 25 - Ival Goodman, 76, All-Star right fielder for the 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 20 - Gonzalo Márquez, 38, Venezuelan first baseman who batted .625 in the 1972 postseason as an Oakland Athletics rookie

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