The first non-Royals manager I can remember knowing the name of...had to be Sparky or Billy Martin. Obviously the Big Red Machine was great, but I also remember being amazed by the 1984 Tigers. Seemed like they would go 162-0 for a while. Can't remember how many games they won to start the season, but seemed like a bunch at the time. Unfortunately for me, they beat the Royals in the ALCS, but what a great season for Sparky and Detroit.