Today in Michigan History

September 14, 1968

Denny McLain won game 30.

Denny McClain became professional baseball’s first pitcher since Dizzy Dean in 1934 to win 30 games, by beating the Oakland Athletics, 5-4. McLain finished the season 31-6. It was the high point of the turbulent career of one of Detroit’s best-known pitchers.

Thank you Michigan History Magazine for this glimpse into our past.  See more at www.michiganhistorymagazine.com.

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