Denny McLain

#99248
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
29, 1944
Birthplace
Markham, IL
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Markham, IL

About

3-time All-Star and 1968 World Series Champion pitcher for the Detroit Tigers who became involved in organized crime, leading to bankruptcy, multiple arrests, and jailtime.

Before Fame

He played shortstop and pitcher at Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago, Illinois.

Trivia

After serving out a half-season suspension when his gambling came to light, he never regained his dominance, and retired to focus on gambling full-time.

Family Life

He married Sharyn Boudreau, the daughter of former MLB star Lou Boudreau.

Associated With

With his tragic and entirely predictable downfall, he joined the ranks of Pete Rose and the Chicago Black Sox as cautionary tales of wealth and arrogance in professional baseball.