Sept.14,1968:Denny McLain,Tigers,beats Oakland As 5-4 for his 30th victory.

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That's right,52 years ago today,one Dennis Dale McLain became MLB's most recent (and likely last,since parades are thrown for hurlers who pitch FIVE innings let alone hurl NINE-inning complete games,which McLain did TWENTY-EIGHT times in '68 ) ,twirling his Detroit Tigers past the Oakland A's 5-4. (The As had just moved from Kansas City,where they spent thirteen fruitless seasons before moving to the Bay Area.Of course ,they played in Philly from 1901-1954,sharing the City of Brotherly Love with the Phillies.)

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Re: Sept.14,1968:Denny McLain,Tigers,beats Oakland As 5-4 for his 30th victory.
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 07:22:59 pm »
That's right,52 years ago today,one Dennis Dale McLain became MLB's most recent (and likely last,since parades are thrown for hurlers who pitch FIVE innings let alone hurl NINE-inning complete games,which McLain did TWENTY-EIGHT times in '68 ) ,twirling his Detroit Tigers past the Oakland A's 5-4. (The As had just moved from Kansas City,where they spent thirteen fruitless seasons before moving to the Bay Area.Of course ,they played in Philly from 1901-1954,sharing the City of Brotherly Love with the Phillies.)

nice take for denny, but complete games were the norm back in the deadball era. he's not even close.

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Re: Sept.14,1968:Denny McLain,Tigers,beats Oakland As 5-4 for his 30th victory.
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 11:27:07 pm »
Cool thradstart.. Never reall heard of him.. Dude was naillz in the 60's..

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mclaide01.shtml

Looks like he juiced in 68'. 
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Re: Sept.14,1968:Denny McLain,Tigers,beats Oakland As 5-4 for his 30th victory.
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 11:39:09 pm »
nice take for denny, but complete games were the norm back in the deadball era. he's not even close.

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I wouldn't consider the 60's a dead ball era.. Mays, Aaaron , Mantle...
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Re: Sept.14,1968:Denny McLain,Tigers,beats Oakland As 5-4 for his 30th victory.
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 07:17:55 pm »
I wouldn't consider the 60's a dead ball era.. Mays, Aaaron , Mantle...
Time for your green jello with your Salasbury steack HungryMan TV dinner in front of Matlock reruns on the lifetime channel.   ???

jdog, i was referring to the deadball era back in the 1800s. almost every pitcher completed their games. that was the mode then.

check this shit out... https://www.baseball-almanac.com/pitching/picomg4.shtml

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