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Friday, September 7, 2018
2018 National Paid Signer - Denny McLain
McLain (b. 1944) played in the majors from 1963 to 1972 for the Tigers, Senators, A's and Braves. He had a career record of 131-91 with 1,282 strike outs and a 3.39 ERA. He was the Cy Young and MVP Award winner in 1968 when he went 31-6 with a 1.96 ERA. He was the last 30-game winner in the majors. He was also the AL Cy Young Award winner in 1969 when he had 24 wins. He was also a three-time All Star (1966, 1968 and 1969) and won the World Series with the Tigers in 1968.
He appeared on three Hall of Fame ballots (1978, 1979 and 1985), but only received at most, 0.7% of the vote.