Denny McLain

Dennis Dale "Denny" McLain (born March 29, 1944) is an American former professional baseball player. He played as a pitcher in Major League Baseball for ten seasons, most notably for the Detroit Tigers. In 1968, McLain became the last pitcher in Major League Baseball to win 30 or more games during a season (31–6)— a feat accomplished by only eleven players in the 20th century.

Denny McLain
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Filmography

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Acting Credits

2007
Himself

1989
The Pat Sajak Show (1989) (TV Show)
Himself

1971
Sports Challenge (TV Show)
Himself

1969
1969 MLB All-Star Game (1969) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

1968
What's My Line? (1968) (TV Show)
Himself - Mystery Guest

1968
1968 MLB All-Star Game (1968) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

1968
1968 World Series (1968) (TV Show)
Himself - Detroit Tigers Pitcher

1966
1966 MLB All-Star Game (1966) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

Self

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Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Denny McLain.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1963 DET 2-1 4.29 3 3 2 0 0 21 20 12 10 16 22
1964 DET 4-5 4.05 19 16 3 0 0 100 84 48 45 37 70
1965 DET 16-6 2.61 33 29 13 4 1 220 174 73 64 62 192
1966 DET 20-14 3.92 38 38 14 4 0 264 205 120 115 104 192
1967 DET 17-16 3.79 37 37 10 3 0 235 209 110 99 73 161
1968 DET 31-6 1.96 41 41 28 6 0 336 241 86 73 63 280
1969 DET 24-9 2.80 42 41 23 9 0 325 288 105 101 67 181
1970 DET 3-5 4.63 14 14 1 0 0 91 100 51 47 28 52
1971 WSA 10-22 4.28 33 32 9 3 0 216 233 115 103 72 103
1972 ATL 3-5 6.50 15 8 2 0 1 54 60 41 39 18 21
1972 OAK 1-2 6.04 5 5 0 0 0 22 32 17 15 8 8
Career 131-91 - 280 264 105 29 2 - 1646 778 711 548 1282

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Denny McLain.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1963 DET 3 3 21 0 6 2 2 0.750
1964 DET 20 16 100 4 6 1 0 0.909
1965 DET 33 29 220 17 30 1 1 0.979
1966 DET 38 38 264 14 34 0 2 1.000
1967 DET 38 37 235 21 22 5 4 0.896
1968 DET 44 41 336 36 40 1 3 0.987
1969 DET 42 41 325 26 24 2 1 0.962
1970 DET 14 14 91 7 14 0 1 1.000
1971 WSA 33 32 216 27 26 0 1 1.000
1972 ATL 15 8 54 2 5 1 0 0.875
1972 OAK 5 5 22 0 5 0 0 1.000
Career 285 264 - 154 212 13 15 -

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Denny McLain.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1963 DET 3 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0.200 0.167 0.800
1964 DET 20 37 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 15 0.135 0.158 0.135
1965 DET 33 74 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 6 32 0.054 0.123 0.054
1966 DET 38 93 10 17 2 0 0 5 1 5 39 0.183 0.224 0.204
1967 DET 38 85 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 37 0.118 0.138 0.118
1968 DET 44 111 7 18 1 1 0 4 0 1 37 0.162 0.170 0.189
1969 DET 42 106 5 17 0 0 0 8 0 4 41 0.160 0.188 0.160
1970 DET 14 31 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0.065 0.065 0.097
1971 WSA 33 58 0 6 1 1 0 7 0 4 22 0.103 0.161 0.155
1972 ATL 15 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0.167 0.286 0.167
1972 OAK 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.000 0.000
Career 285 616 32 82 5 2 1 31 1 25 244 - - -

First NameDenny
Middle NameDale
Last NameMcLain
Full Name at BirthDennis Dale McLain
Age70
Date of BirthMarch 29, 1944
BirthplaceMarkham, Illinois
Height6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight185 lbs (83.9 kg)
BuildAverage
Hair ColorBrown - Dark
Star SignAries
SexualityStraight
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolMount Carmel (Chicago, IL)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut21 September 1963
Last MLB Game12 September 1972
Claim to FameFor his 31 victories and 1.96 ERA, McLain won the American League’s Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards in 1968
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