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From the big time to the big house

Updated: May 19, 2005, 9:36 AM ET
By Nick Acocella | Special to ESPN.com

"He's the original flim-flam man. Any day I expect him to come riding on a Conestoga wagon selling elixir out the back end as he's leaving town. Probably being run out of town. But that's Denny," says former Tigers teammate Jim Northrup about Denny McLain on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Denny McLain will be remembered for two things: He was the last 30-game winner of the 20th century and that he spent a lot of time in prison. His off-field activities as a player and his post-retirement ...

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