Denny McLain, Major League Baseball Player, Visits Three Oaks.

June 18, 2019

Submitted by Matthew A. Werner

Denny McLain—a 10-year Major League Baseball pitcher, two-time Cy Young Award winner, one-time American League MVP, and World Series winner—will appear in Three Oaks, Michigan on Saturday, June 22. 

McLain is the last pitcher to win 30 games in a Major League Baseball season. The 1968 season, known as the Year of the Pitcher, McLain was on top—he won 31 games, lost 6, for the World Series champion Detroit Tigers. The closest anyone has come to that feat since then was Steve Carlton, who won 27 games in 1972. 

McLain will be at the Biggest Little Baseball Museum and the Acorn Theater. He will sign autographs and share baseball stories and the legacy of the 1968 Detroit Tigers with audience members. 

Known as gregarious, outgoing, and street smart, McLain never met a stranger. In his first spring training camp with the White Sox, McLain dazzled fellow players when he sat at the piano in the hotel lobby and played with command. His prowess at the keyboard led to an endorsement with the Hammond Organ Company. After the 1968 World Series, McLain (organ) and opposing St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, Bob Gibson, (guitar)played together on the Ed Sullivan Show

The Biggest Little Baseball Museum, located in the Three Oaks Library, was created by Garry Lange. It focuses on the local area’s baseball past and includes subjects such as the Negro League and Women’s Professional League. It includes a fine collection of baseball cards from 1952 – 1981 and a variety of baseball gloves from the early 1900s to the 1980s adorn the walls. Many of the displays include a QR code you can scan with a cell phone or computer notebook to explore the story in greater detail. 

It is sure to be a great event for Detroit Tigers fans and baseball enthusiasts of all ages. 

Denny McLain will be signing autographs at the Biggest Little Baseball Museum from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon EST and then speaking at the Acorn Theater at 12:30. Admission to the Acorn event is $10 and includes a hot dog, box of Cracker Jacks, and a drink. McLain will sign autographs after the event as well. 

Biggest Little Baseball Museum is located at 3 North Elm Street, Three Oaks, Michigan. 

The Acorn Theater is located at 107 Generation Drive, Three Oaks Michigan. 

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