The last pitcher to win 30 games in a season is having an estate sale.
Former Detroit Tigers ace Denny McLain is 76 now and preparing to downsize. This Friday through Sunday, he’s offering up bits and pieces of his life and career from his home in Wixom, MI.
McLain is working with Aaron’s Estate Sales for the event.
The 1968 Cy Young Award winner and American League MVP, McLain became the first pitcher to win 30 games since Dizzy Dean in 1934.
His collection of sports memorabilia dates back largely to the 1930s through the 1970s. McLain’s late wife, Sharyn Boudreau, was the daughter of former Cleveland Indians shortstop player Lou Boudreau. Boudreau played from 1938-1952, and the estate sale is expected to include some of his many memorabilia as well.
In addition to items from McLain’s own career, there are items from the 1968 World Series, autographed items of baseball legends including Mickey Mantle, a 1953 Tigers program with Al Kaline’s autograph, McLain’s baseball card collection and other memorabilia. A Facebook video posted this week appeared to show two of McLain’s gloves. A preview was expected to be posted online this week.
Aaron’s Estate Sales is offering $400 “VIP” tickets that will allow entry a day early—from 11-4 on Thursday and other perks for the company’s future estate sales. The exact location of the sale will be posted after 9 AM Eastern time on Thursday.