Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain: I’ve lost over 150 pounds

That’s only about $250…times must be tough!

Denny McLain, the ex-Tigers ace and felon, told WWJ Newsradio 950 he has lost 156 pounds.

“I am down 24 pants sizes,” he said. “I’m down a whole shoe sizes. I had the fattest feet in Michigan. ... I’m seeing things now I forgot I had!”

McLain said he had bariatric surgery to lose the weight so he could help take care of his wife, Sharon, who has Parkinson’s disease.

“I’m trying to get to my playing weight,” said McLain, 69. “I would just love one more time to go out to Tigers Stadium and throw one pitch and kick my leg up … and see what would happen.”

Repoz Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:18 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, tigers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. chemdoc Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:39 AM (#4663418)
Are the pounds really lost, or did he just move them into a hidden account?
   2. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:46 AM (#4663424)
Nice to see McLain is concerned about the well-being of a retiree's family. If only it had happened 20 years earlier.
   3. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:52 AM (#4663431)
Denny McLain, the ex-Tigers ace and felon, told WWJ Newsradio 950 he has lost 156 pounds.

Too bad, I was looking for a Celebrity Rasslin' match between him and Chris Christie.
   4. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:55 AM (#4663441)
It cuts off at "Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain: I’ve lost over" on the front page. I didn't know what the dollar amount was going to be, but I still didn't understand why anyone would have given him that dollar amount to begin with.
   5. vagab0nd (no longer an outl13r) Posted: February 27, 2014 at 10:29 AM (#4663487)
Best shape of his life?
   6. Jose Molina wants a nickname like "A-Rod" Posted: February 27, 2014 at 10:37 AM (#4663494)
Yet another person burned by Mt. Gox.
   7. tfbg9 Posted: February 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM (#4663505)
Never saw him bilk.
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM (#4663553)
Man, who picked the photo accompanying TFA, David Decoteau?
   9. It's a shame about Athletic Supporter Posted: February 27, 2014 at 02:30 PM (#4663716)
[4] I had the exact same reaction.
   10. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 27, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4663756)
Philosophers take note: the soul weighs 150 pounds.
   11. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 27, 2014 at 04:32 PM (#4663791)
Philosophers take note: the soul weighs 150 pounds.


About the same as 19 human heads.
   12. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: February 27, 2014 at 05:16 PM (#4663814)
“I would just love one more time to go out to Tiger Stadium and throw one pitch and kick my leg up … and see what would happen.”


I'm sure these guys would appreciate it.
   13. Al Kaline Trio Posted: February 27, 2014 at 05:51 PM (#4663828)
Man, who picked the photo accompanying TFA, David Decoteau?


Those pants look nice and breathable.
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 27, 2014 at 06:24 PM (#4663846)
“I would just love one more time to go out to Tigers Stadium


Has he been one of those "too fat to leave the house" people? He's going to be pretty disappointed when he gets to Michigan & Trumbull.
   15. It's a shame about Athletic Supporter Posted: February 27, 2014 at 07:02 PM (#4663856)
Has he been one of those "too fat to leave the house" people? He's going to be pretty disappointed when he gets to Michigan & Trumbull.


He's also going to be pretty disappointed on the ride over when he sees what Detroit is like these days.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
tshipman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Politics - December 2014: Baseball & Politics Collide in New Thriller
(5543 - 9:18pm, Dec 22)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - December 2014
(805 - 9:11pm, Dec 22)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1372 - 9:10pm, Dec 22)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogTurner Situation Could Lead To Sea Change In Draft Pick Trades - BaseballAmerica.com
(15 - 8:54pm, Dec 22)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogThe Downside of the Recent Padres Acquisitions | Articles | Bill James Online
(32 - 8:43pm, Dec 22)
Last: Petunia inquires about ponies

NewsblogThe 2015 HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!
(249 - 8:41pm, Dec 22)
Last: Morty Causa

Hall of Merit2015 Hall of Merit Ballot
(116 - 8:19pm, Dec 22)
Last: Joey Numbaz (Scruff)

NewsblogFree Agent Spending By Division – MLB Trade Rumors
(9 - 7:01pm, Dec 22)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogPirates Win Bidding For Jung-ho Kang
(14 - 6:32pm, Dec 22)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogJonah Keri's Hypothetical Hall of Fame Ballot; Plus a Randy Johnson Appreciation
(19 - 6:32pm, Dec 22)
Last: Infinite Joost (Voxter)

NewsblogOT: Soccer December 2014
(357 - 5:38pm, Dec 22)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(9303 - 4:38pm, Dec 22)
Last: Moses Taylor, Moses Taylor

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-22-2014
(14 - 4:20pm, Dec 22)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogDetermining Hall vote is no easy task | New York Post
(52 - 4:12pm, Dec 22)
Last: A triple short of the cycle

NewsblogYankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Ramos - NY Daily News
(21 - 3:37pm, Dec 22)
Last: No Maas Cashman

Page rendered in 0.1944 seconds
48 querie(s) executed