The year in baseball . . . and the world


* The Detroit Tigers (right) win 35 of their first 40 games and take the World Series in five games.

* Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins the American League MVP and Cy Young awards.

* Pete Rose collects his 4,000th career hit, while in a Montreal Expos uniform on April 13, and then returns to Cincinnati in August as player-manager.

* Peter Ueberroth, who served as president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, becomes the new commissioner on Oct. 1.

* Geraldine Ferraro becomes first woman to run for a national office on a major political party ticket.

* Vanessa Williams abdicates her Miss America crown.

* Elizabeth Taylor marries for the eighth time.

* Mary Lou Retton captures the all-around gold in women's gymnastics.

* The last episode of "Little House on the Prairie" airs.

* Ronald Reagan is re-elected president.

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