Thursday, April 6, 2017

Detroit Radio:Former MLBer Denny McLain Joins WFDF

Denny McLain
WFDF 910 AM has replaced former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers with troubled former Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain.

The station announced that 73-yhear-old McLain, the last 30-game season winner in the Major Leagues and a star of the Tigers' 1968 World Series championship season, would host a show about — perhaps surprisingly — life and politics, two things not closely related to sports or baseball, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays starting this weekend.

The former Tiger was the American League's Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award Winner in 1968, when he won 31 games and led the Tigers to a World Series win.

His baseball career was overshadowed in later years by personal tragedy and a series of controversies, including  a prison stint for embezzlement of pension funds from Peet Packing,  a Chesaning company he owned at the time. His 26-year-old daughter was killed by a drunken driver in 1992.

WFDF 910 AM (50 Kw-D, 25 Kw-N, DA-2
Conyers was fired from her job at the station in March after being on air for fewer than six months. She claimed she quit at the time.

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