1970 : Tigers’ Pitcher Denny McLain Suspended

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February 19, 2021 all-day
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Professional baseball’s last 30-game winner, Denny McLain was the first major-league baseball player suspended since 1924. McLain was later sent to prison when found guilty of charges of racketeering.

For more information, see “Detroit Tiger Denny McLain suspended over bookie allegations”, This Week In Michigan History, Detroit Free Press, February 19, 2012.