In 1984, Ronald Reagan was president, George Bush was the VP. The then Soviet Union was in Afghanistan and were boycotting the Summer Olympics held in Los Angelas. Terms of Endearment won best picture. Desmond Mpilo Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work against apartheid in South Africa.
I was 13.
And 1984 is the last time the Tiger’s won the World Series.
The Tigers set the modern day record for the best record over the first 40 games (in fact, it might be the best 40 game run ever. If anyone knows, feel free to post a comment and let me know), and it’s also the last year the Tiger’s had an AL MVP or Cy Young winner on their team. So along with my game updates most every day, I’m going to keep a running diary for the nostalgic on what happened that magical year. These posts will start on April 3, and go on through the end of the season and into the playoffs. Hopefully you’ll enjoy them.