On April 10, 1984 — Martha and the Vandellas’ iconic hit Dancing in the Streets, which was recorded a couple of miles north of the ballpark twenty years ago at the Motown Studios, finally is played over the public address system at Tiger Stadium. Jim Campbell, the Detroit’s GM who thought the lyrics might cause rowdiness in the stands, finally gives into the wishes of his younger fans, resulting in a ballpark tradition of the crowd cheering when Martha Reeves belts out the immortal words,“Can’t Forget the Motor City.”

The Tigers win the home opener 5-1 over Texas, Dan Petry did the work on the mound to pick up his second victory and Darrell Evans slams a 3 run homerun in the first for the Tigers.

 

 

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Detroit Tigers 5, Texas Rangers 1

 

Game Played on Tuesday, April 10, 1984 (D) at Tiger Stadium

TEX A    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  0
DET A    4  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   5  5  0

Play by Play

RANGERS 1ST: Sample flied out to left; Bell singled; G. Wright
made an out to first [Bell to second]; Parrish singled [Bell
scored]; Ward struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 1,
Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Whitaker walked; Yost allowed a passed ball
[Whitaker to second]; Trammell walked; Evans homered [Whitaker
scored, Trammell scored]; Parrish popped to catcher in foul
territory; Gibson singled; Herndon walked [Gibson to second];
Bergman flied out to left; Lemon walked [Gibson to third,
Herndon to second]; Johnson walked [Gibson scored, Herndon to
third, Lemon to second]; SCHMIDT REPLACED STEWART (PITCHING);
Whitaker grounded out (second to first); 4 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Rangers 1, Tigers 4.

RANGERS 2ND: O'Brien struck out; Yost flied out to left;
Tolleson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 2ND: Trammell grounded out (pitcher to first); Evans
grounded out (second to first); Parrish struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 4.

RANGERS 3RD: Wilkerson struck out; Sample flied out to center;
Bell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 3RD: Gibson struck out; Herndon doubled; Bergman singled
[Herndon scored]; Bergman was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Lemon grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 5.

RANGERS 4TH: G. Wright made an out to second; Parrish grounded
out (second to first); Ward walked; O'Brien walked [Ward to
second]; Yost struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 1,
Tigers 5.

TIGERS 4TH: Johnson struck out; Whitaker flied out to left;
Trammell flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1,
Tigers 5.

RANGERS 5TH: Tolleson grounded out (pitcher to first); Wilkerson
made an out to third; Sample made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 5TH: Evans grounded out (second to first); Parrish
grounded out (third to first); Gibson made an out to first; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 5.

RANGERS 6TH: Bell grounded out (shortstop to first); G. Wright
grounded out (pitcher to first); Parrish grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 6TH: HENKE REPLACED SCHMIDT (PITCHING); Herndon flied out
to right; Bergman flied out to right; Lemon was hit by a pitch;
Henke threw a wild pitch [Lemon to second]; Johnson walked;
Whitaker flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 1,
Tigers 5.

RANGERS 7TH: Ward singled; O'Brien flied out to left; Yost
grounded out (second to first) [Ward to second]; Tolleson
walked; B. JONES BATTED FOR WILKERSON; B. Jones grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 7TH: ANDERSON REPLACED B. JONES (PLAYING SS); Trammell
singled; Trammell was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Evans grounded out (second to first); Parrish struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 5.

RANGERS 8TH: Sample struck out; Bell flied out to left; G.
Wright flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1,
Tigers 5.

TIGERS 8TH: BIBBY REPLACED HENKE (PITCHING); FOLEY REPLACED YOST
(PLAYING C ); Gibson grounded out (second to first); Herndon
walked; Herndon stole second; Bergman struck out; Lemon grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 1,
Tigers 5.

RANGERS 9TH: BROOKENS REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING 3B); Parrish
grounded out (third to first); Ward singled; O'Brien flied out
to right; Foley made an out to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Rangers 1, Tigers 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Rangers          1   4   0    6
 Tigers           5   5   0    6

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:DET198404100
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/DET/DET198404100.shtml