DETROIT (AP) – Louisiana authorities have dropped a bid to extradite former Detroit Tigers star Denny McLain for trial in a dispute over a scrap metal sale.

McLain won 31 games for the 1968 World Series champion Tigers.

The case went public after U.S. Customs learned of an arrest warrant for McLain on Sept. 22 when he mistakenly drove onto the Blue Water Bridge, which connects Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario.

He never entered Canada.

McLain’s lawyers got a letter Monday from prosecutors in St. Charles Parish saying they were withdrawing a request that McLain be extradited to Louisiana. A hearing was scheduled for Tuesday.

McLain lawyer Craig Mordock in New Orleans says the case grew out of a commercial dispute and says he believes that matter has now been resolved as well.

   (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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