Terry Foster: Denny McLain Threw The High Hard One

Tonight I am giving the keynote speech to the Madonna University baseball team in Livonia and there is a rumor former Tiger Denny McLain is going to show up. It will be interesting to see one of Detroit’s most controversial figures. He also enjoyed a season that nobody in this town will touch. And that includes current Tigers ace Justin Verlander.

McLain won 31 games in 1968 in leading the Tigers to the World Series. He only won once in the World Series where lefty Mickey Lolich (three wins) took over and became the Tigers ace during a thrilling seven-game victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. McLain went through a number of legal problems that landed him in jail.

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