3-time MLB All-Star who started more games as a pitcher than anyone in Detroit Tigers history.
He toiled in the minor leagues for five years before the Detroit Tigers finally gave him a chance in 1963.
He won three games in the 1968 World Series, beating Hall of Fame pitcher
He married Joyce Lolich in 1964.
He and Al Kaline both starred on the Tigers' 1968 World Series Championship team.