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Ziggy S
04-11-2008, 08:32 PM

This guy could have been a HOF if he wasn't such a troublemaker. I think he was Sox property at one point before becoming the 30 game winner with the Tiggers.

04-12-2008, 01:24 AM
This is news? :scratch:

Even us Tigers fans think McLain is an ass. Nothing new to see here.

04-12-2008, 02:30 AM
It's possible that Denny McLain being an ass contributed to his fast fall. But when his career fell, it fell fast. He was involved in the sleazy world of gambling, getting him suspended for the first three months of the 1970 season after winning back-to-back Cy Young Awards. I was at one of his first starts of 1970 at old Comiskey on July 17. (Ed Herrmann grounded out to pitcher John Hiller with the bases loaded to the one-run loss -- neither McLain nor Tommy John were around for the decision.) By 1971, McLain was a 22-game loser.

The trouble he got into after his career ended was worse, but it didn't keep him out of the Hall of Fame.