On This Date 2/19/1970
Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspended two-time Cy Young winner Denny McLain indefinitely for his connection to bookmaking and gamblers. The move comes after articles in Sports Illustrated and Penthouse linked the Detroit Tigers hurler to bookmaking activities in the off-season. McLain would miss half the season and post a record of 3-5. The suspension would start a rapid fall for Denny McLain, who was out of baseball within three years.