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Terry Foster: Denny McLain Threw The High Hard One

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NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue with Denny McLain and Al Kaline before a Salute to Detroit black-tie dinner kicking off Super Bowl XL at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan on January 30, 2006.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue with Denny McLain and Al Kaline before a Salute to Detroit black-tie dinner kicking off Super Bowl XL at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan on January 30, 2006. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

CBS Detroit h) Terry Foster
Born in Detroit, Foster started his Detroit professional career in...
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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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