The 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....defeating the San Diego Padres 4-1 in the World Series
- Phil Niekro celebrated Independence Day by becoming the 9th pitcher to record 3,000 career strikeouts (Nolan Ryan struck out his 3,000th on the same day 4 years earlier).
- During the year, Ryan replaced Steve Carlton permanently as the all-time strikeout king.
- At the All-Star game in Candlestick Park in July, Gary Carter homered to become just the 3rd player to win 2 All-Star Game MVPs, joining Willie Mays and Steve Garvey (Cal Ripken has since joined this group).
- As mentioned, Pete Rose became just the 2nd player with 4,000 hits. He also joined Cobb as the 2nd player with 3,000 singles, and broke Cobb’s career singles record in July (3,053).
- Rose also became the first player with 22 consecutive seasons of 100 hits, and he broke Stan Musial’s National League record for career doubles (726).
- Another record for Rose – on June 29th, he played in game #3509 of his career, passing Carl Yastrzemski in front of his former hometown fans at Riverfront Stadium. He went 0-for-5, but the Expos won 7-3.
- Reggie Jackson hit his 500th home run on September 17th in Kansas City, where he started his career 17 years earlier.
- On the last day of the season, September 30th, Mike Witt pitched a perfect game, hurling the Angels to a 1-0 win over the Texas Rangers.
|1984 MLB season|
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Duration||April 2 – October 14, 1984|
|Top draft pick||Shawn Abner|
|Picked by||New York Mets|
|Season MVP||NL: Ryne Sandberg (CHC)|
AL: Willie Hernández (DET)
|AL champions||Detroit Tigers|
|AL runners-up||Kansas City Royals|
|NL champions||San Diego Padres|
|NL runners-up||Chicago Cubs|
|Runners-up||San Diego Padres|
|Finals MVP||Alan Trammell (DET)|