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Rick Knapp Coaching Tigers Pitchers Back to 1984 Form

Published by on June 2, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Detroit baseball fans haven't seen this kind of outstanding pitching since the 1984 World Championship season. That season, Jack Morris (19-11), Dan Petry (18-8), and Milt Wilcox (17-8) combined for 54 victories, over half of the team's 104 wins on the season. 

Not only did starting pitching dominate opponents, the bullpen was lights out as well. At the back end of the bullpen, closer Willie Hernandez converted 32 of 33 save opportunities and posted a 1.92 ERA to slam the door shut in the ninth inning.

Hernandez wasn't the only pitcher who performed well, Aurelio Lopez went 10-1 with a 2.91 ERA and saved 14 games of his own. 

Since that 1984 season, the Tigers haven't had the great pitching they...

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