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Denny McLain

Dennis Dale McLain

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 29, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
High School: Mount Carmel HS (Chicago, IL)

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1962 18 -2.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-D- CHW-CHW-NYY 5 8 .385 2.97 4.62 18 15 10 2 109.0 101 56 36 9 47 3 125 2 0 3 1.358 8.3 0.7 3.9 10.3 2.66
1962 18 -1.5 Harlan APPY D- CHW-NYY 1 1 .500 0.00 1.00 2 2 2 0 18.0 9 2 0 0 10 32 0 0 0 1.056 4.5 0.0 5.0 16.0 3.20
1962 18 -2.5 Clinton MIDW D CHW 4 7 .364 3.56 5.34 16 13 8 2 91.0 92 54 36 9 37 3 93 2 0 3 1.418 9.1 0.9 3.7 9.2 2.51
1963 19 -2.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA DET 18 6 .750 2.89 3.34 29 28 17 2 218.0 178 81 70 10 79 0 239 2 3 9 1.179 7.3 0.4 3.3 9.9 3.03
1963 19 -2.1 Duluth-Superior NORL A DET 13 2 .867 2.55 3.00 18 17 14 2 141.0 117 47 40 9 51 0 157 2 1 8 1.191 7.5 0.6 3.3 10.0 3.08
1963 19 -4.0 Knoxville SALL AA DET 5 4 .556 3.51 3.97 11 11 3 0 77.0 61 34 30 1 28 0 82 0 2 1 1.156 7.1 0.1 3.3 9.6 2.93
1963 19 -8.7 DET AL MLB DET 2 1 .667 4.29 5.14 3 3 0 2 0 0 21.0 20 12 10 2 16 0 22 0 1 1 96 1.714 8.6 0.9 6.9 9.4 1.38
1964 20 -5.6 Syracuse IL AAA DET 3 1 .750 1.53 1.98 8 8 3 1 59.0 38 13 10 5 18 0 56 1 1 0 0.949 5.8 0.8 2.7 8.5 3.11
1964 20 -7.2 DET AL MLB DET 4 5 .444 4.05 4.32 19 16 0 3 0 0 100.0 84 48 45 16 37 0 70 1 0 0 416 1.210 7.6 1.4 3.3 6.3 1.89
1965 21 -6.1 DET AL MLB DET 16 6 .727 2.61 2.98 33 29 2 13 4 1 220.1 174 73 64 25 62 1 192 2 2 3 881 1.071 7.1 1.0 2.5 7.8 3.10
1966 22 -5.0 DET AL MLB DET 20 14 .588 3.92 4.09 38 38 0 14 4 0 264.1 205 120 115 42 104 3 192 3 0 6 1080 1.169 7.0 1.4 3.5 6.5 1.85
1967 23 -3.9 DET AL MLB DET 17 16 .515 3.79 4.21 37 37 0 10 3 0 235.0 209 110 99 35 73 3 161 3 0 4 976 1.200 8.0 1.3 2.8 6.2 2.21
1968 24 -3.0 DET AL MLB DET 31 6 .838 1.96 2.30 41 41 0 28 6 0 336.0 241 86 73 31 63 2 280 6 0 3 1288 0.905 6.5 0.8 1.7 7.5 4.44
1969 25 -2.1 DET AL MLB DET 24 9 .727 2.80 2.91 42 41 0 23 9 0 325.0 288 105 101 25 67 7 181 4 2 5 1304 1.092 8.0 0.7 1.9 5.0 2.70
1970 26 -1.2 DET AL MLB DET 3 5 .375 4.63 5.03 14 14 0 1 0 0 91.1 100 51 47 19 28 0 52 3 1 0 402 1.401 9.9 1.9 2.8 5.1 1.86
1971 27 0.1 WSA AL MLB WSA 10 22 .313 4.28 4.78 33 32 1 9 3 0 216.2 233 115 103 31 72 8 103 3 1 4 931 1.408 9.7 1.3 3.0 4.3 1.43
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1972 28 0.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB ATL-OAK 4 7 .364 6.37 6.84 20 13 5 2 0 1 76.1 92 58 54 16 26 0 29 1 2 1 345 1.546 10.8 1.9 3.1 3.4 1.12
1972 28 5.3 Birmingham SOUL AA OAK 3 3 .500 6.32 6.32 8 8 3 0 0 57.0 63 40 40 15 19 0 37 3 0 3 1.439 9.9 2.4 3.0 5.8 1.95
1972 28 0.8 OAK AL MLB OAK 1 2 .333 6.04 6.85 5 5 0 0 0 0 22.1 32 17 15 4 8 0 8 0 0 0 108 1.791 12.9 1.6 3.2 3.2 1.00
1972 28 0.9 ATL NL MLB ATL 3 5 .375 6.50 6.83 15 8 5 2 0 1 54.0 60 41 39 12 18 0 21 1 2 1 237 1.444 10.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.17
1973 29 5.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIL-CHW 7 8 .467 5.20 5.82 20 16 6 1 0 116.0 152 75 67 15 35 1 61 5 0 4 1.612 11.8 1.2 2.7 4.7 1.74
1973 29 6.2 Shreveport TL AA MIL 6 4 .600 4.34 4.66 12 12 6 1 0 85.0 106 44 41 7 26 0 48 4 0 1 1.553 11.2 0.7 2.8 5.1 1.85
1973 29 4.1 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 4 .200 7.55 9.00 8 4 0 0 0 31.0 46 31 26 8 9 1 13 1 0 3 1.774 13.4 2.3 2.6 3.8 1.44
MLB (10 seasons) MLB 131 91 .590 3.39 3.71 280 264 8 105 29 2 1886.0 1646 778 711 242 548 24 1282 26 9 27 7719 1.163 7.9 1.2 2.6 6.1 2.34
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 36 26 .581 3.59 4.27 83 75 39 6 0 559.0 532 265 223 54 198 4 518 13 4 19 1.306 8.6 0.9 3.2 8.3 2.62
All Levels (12 Seasons) 167 117 .588 3.44 3.84 363 339 8 144 35 2 2445.0 2178 1043 934 296 746 28 1800 39 13 46 7719 1.196 8.0 1.1 2.7 6.6 2.41
AA (3 seasons) Minors 14 11 .560 4.56 4.85 31 31 12 1 0 219.0 230 118 111 23 73 0 167 7 2 5 1.384 9.5 0.9 3.0 6.9 2.29
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 4 5 .444 3.60 4.40 16 12 3 1 0 90.0 84 44 36 13 27 1 69 2 1 3 1.233 8.4 1.3 2.7 6.9 2.56
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1962 18 -2.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-D- CHW-CHW-NYY 18 42 37 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 14 .081 .150 .081 .231 3 0 2 0 0
1962 18 -1.6 Harlan APPY D- CHW-NYY 2 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1962 18 -2.7 Clinton MIDW D CHW 16 35 30 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 10 .100 .182 .100 .282 3 0 2 0 0
1963 19 -3.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA DET 29 93 89 5 13 0 0 0 8 0 0 4 34 .146 .183 .146 .329 13 0 0 0
1963 19 -2.4 Duluth-Superior NORL A DET 18 61 59 4 11 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 20 .186 .213 .186 .400 11 0 0 0
1963 19 -4.6 Knoxville SALL AA DET 11 32 30 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 14 .067 .125 .067 .192 2 0 0 0
1963 19 -8.7 DET AL MLB DET 3 7 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .167 .800 .967 4 0 0 1 1 0
1964 20 -6.5 Syracuse IL AAA DET 8 21 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .056 .105 .056 .161 1 0 2 0
1964 20 -7.5 DET AL MLB DET 20 42 37 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 15 .135 .158 .135 .293 5 1 0 4 0 0
1965 21 -6.3 DET AL MLB DET 33 85 74 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 32 .054 .123 .054 .178 4 0 0 4 1 0
1966 22 -5.2 DET AL MLB DET 38 103 93 10 17 2 0 0 5 1 0 5 39 .183 .224 .204 .429 19 3 0 5 0 0
1967 23 -4.2 DET AL MLB DET 38 92 85 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 37 .118 .138 .118 .256 10 3 0 5 0 0
1968 24 -3.2 DET AL MLB DET 44 128 111 7 18 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 37 .162 .170 .189 .359 21 1 0 16 0 0
1969 25 -2.3 DET AL MLB DET 42 125 106 5 17 0 0 0 8 0 0 4 41 .160 .188 .160 .348 17 2 0 13 2 0
1970 26 -1.6 DET AL MLB DET 14 34 31 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 .065 .065 .097 .161 3 0 0 3 0 0
1971 27 -0.7 WSA AL MLB WSA 33 71 58 0 6 1 1 0 7 0 0 4 22 .103 .161 .155 .316 9 0 0 9 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1972 28 0.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB ATL-OAK 20 22 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .125 .222 .125 .347 2 0 0 4 0 0
1972 28 5.2 Birmingham SOUL AA OAK 8 19 17 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 .176 .176 .176 .353 3 0 2 0
1972 28 0.2 OAK AL MLB OAK 5 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
1972 28 0.8 ATL NL MLB ATL 15 16 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .167 .286 .167 .452 2 0 0 2 0 0
1973 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIL-CHW 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 29 6.3 Shreveport TL AA MIL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 29 4.1 Iowa AA AAA CHW 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (10 seasons) MLB 285 709 616 32 82 5 2 1 31 1 0 25 244 .133 .166 .153 .318 94 10 0 64 4 0
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 83 175 161 8 20 0 0 0 11 0 0 8 61 .124 .166 .124 .290 20 0 6 0 0
All Levels (12 Seasons) 368 884 777 40 102 5 2 1 42 1 0 33 305 .131 .166 .147 .313 114 10 0 70 4 0
AA (3 seasons) Minors 31 51 47 1 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 21 .106 .143 .106 .249 5 0 2 0
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 16 21 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .056 .105 .056 .161 1 0 2 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1962 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-D- CHW-CHW-NYY P 18 21 5 15 1 1
1962 18 Harlan APPY D- CHW-NYY P 2
1962 18 Clinton MIDW D CHW P 16 21 5 15 1 1 .952 1.25
1963 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA DET P 29 30 6 24 0 1 1.000 1.03
1963 19 Duluth-Superior NORL A DET P 18 21 2 19 0 0 1.000 1.17
1963 19 Knoxville SALL AA DET P 11 9 4 5 0 1 1.000 0.82
1963 19 DET AL MLB DET P 3 21.0 8 0 6 2 2 .750 2.57 2.00
1964 20 Syracuse IL AAA DET P 8
1964 20 DET AL MLB DET P 19 100.0 11 4 6 1 0 .909 0.90 0.53
1965 21 DET AL MLB DET P 33 220.0 48 17 30 1 1 .979 1.92 1.42
1966 22 DET AL MLB DET P 38 264.0 48 14 34 0 2 1.000 1.64 1.26
1967 23 DET AL MLB DET P 37 235.0 48 21 22 5 4 .896 1.65 1.16
1968 24 DET AL MLB DET P 41 336.0 77 36 40 1 3 .987 2.04 1.85
1969 25 DET AL MLB DET P 42 325.0 52 26 24 2 1 .962 1.38 1.19
1970 26 DET AL MLB DET P 14 91.0 21 7 14 0 1 1.000 2.08 1.50
1971 27 WSA AL MLB WSA P 33 217.0 53 27 26 0 1 1.000 2.20 1.61
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1972 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB ATL-OAK P 20 76.0 13 2 10 1 0 .923 1.42 0.60
1972 28 Birmingham SOUL AA OAK P 8 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.75
1972 28 OAK AL MLB OAK P 5 22.0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 2.05 1.00
1972 28 ATL NL MLB ATL P 15 54.0 8 2 5 1 0 .875 1.17 0.47
1973 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIL-CHW P 20 27 9 17 1 3 .963 1.30
1973 29 Shreveport TL AA MIL P 12 19 6 12 1 1 .947 1.50
1973 29 Iowa AA AAA CHW P 8 8 3 5 0 2 1.000 1.00
MLB (10 seasons) MLB P 280 1885.0 379 154 212 13 15 .966 1.75 1.31
Minors (5 seasons) Minors P 83 84 21 61 2 5
All Levels (12 Seasons) P 363 1885.0 463 175 273 15 20
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1962 18 Harlan Smokies Appalachian League D-
1962 18 Clinton C-Sox Midwest League D
1963 19 Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League A
1963 19 Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League AA
1963 19 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1963-09-21 1963-09-29
1964 20 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA
1964 20 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1964-06-06 1964-10-02
1965 21 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1965-04-13 1965-10-02
1966 22 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1966-04-14 1966-10-01
1967 23 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1967-04-11 1967-10-01
1968 24 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1968-04-11 1968-09-28
1969 25 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1969-04-08 1969-09-27
1970 26 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1970-07-01 1970-08-26
1971 27 Washington Senators American League MLB 1 1971-04-09 1971-09-25
1972 28 Birmingham A's Southern League AA
1972 28 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1972-04-18 1972-05-12
1972 28 Atlanta Braves National League MLB 2 1972-07-04 1972-09-12
1973 29 Shreveport Captains Texas League AA
1973 29 Iowa Oaks American Association AAA

Sabr ID: 6bddedd4

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