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Monday, June 30, 2014

Remembering 1984: Tigers fans share their fondest memories


It's been 30 years since the Detroit Tigers went to the World Series and won.

The franchise is honoring that last championship squad Monday night with a celebration prior to the game against the Oakland A's.

A large group of former players is expected to attend the ceremony, including: Rod Allen (now the TV color commentator on Fox Sports Detroit broadcasts), Doug Bair, Doug Baker, Juan Berenguer, Dave Bergman, Tom Brookens, Darrell Evans, Barbaro Garbey, John Grubb, Dan Petry, Dave Rozema, Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker.

Former coaches Dick Tracewski and Alex Grammas are scheduled to attend, as well.

Notable absences include: Kirk Gibson (manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks), Lance Parrish (manager of the Tigers' Double-A affiliate in Erie), Larry Herndon (a coach for the Tigers' Single-A Lakeland affiliate), Jack Morris (Twins broadcaster) and Guillermo "Willie" Hernandez, the 1984 Cy Young and MVP winner.

[PHOTO GALLERY OF 1984 TIGERS]

The National Anthem will be sung by Ray Parker Jr., whose hit song "Ghostbusters" came out in 1984.

Gates open at 5 p.m., and the first 20,000 through the turnstiles will get a commemorative road jersey from the 1980s. The franchise asks that fans be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. for the start of the ceremony. There is a question-and-answer session from 5-6 p.m. in the Big Cat Court.

We at The Oakland Press have been asking for your remembrances for the past few weeks, and here are some of them:






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Post by The Oakland Press.

Here is Pat Caputo's column from Monday on the 1984 Tigers, as well: [CLICK HERE]

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