1984 AL Championship Series (3-0): Detroit Tigers (104-58) defeated Kansas City Royals (84-78)
- Game 1: Bill Deegan, Jon Bible, Randy Christal, Larry Zirbel, Harold Jordan, Mike O'Dell
- Game 2: Bill Deegan, Jon Bible, Randy Christal, Bob Jones, Richard Denny, Carl Nothnagel
- Game 3: Bill Deegan, Jon Bible, Randy Christal, Doug Cossey, Dick Runchey, Dick Zivic
The Major League Umpires Association went on strike before the start of the 1984 postseason, forcing the American League to use a substitute crew for the ALCS. Retired umpire Bill Deegan worked home plate all three games, while his two most experienced assistants were at first and second base. Different fill-in umpires were assigned to the other umpiring positions.
- Brian Borawski: "What a Finish!", in Mark Pattison and David Raglin, ed.: Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish!, SABR Publications, Phoenix, AZ, 2012, pp. 229-230. ISBN 1933599448