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.
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