Monday, September 12, 2016
Odd Baseball Happening on This Day in 1972 - Don't Bet On it Happening Again Soon
On this day in 1972 Denny McLain made his last appearance in the majors. He took the loss in a game against the Reds by facing three batters in the ninth inning without retiring any of them.
McLain, who name was mentioned as being associated with gambling, had an ironic final batter in his final game - Pete Rose. Before that he gave up a homer and a single.
Were these guys friends? Rose was 2-for-5 in his career against McLain.