Denny McLain won't be extradited

Updated: October 3, 2011, 10:53 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Louisiana authorities on Monday dropped a bid to extradite former Detroit Tigers star Denny McLain, major league baseball's last 30-game winner, for trial in a dispute over a scrap metal sale.

McLain won the 1968 American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards after winning 31 games and leading Detroit to the World Series. He had six losses that season.

McLain, 67, had a bumpy ride after leaving baseball with repeated legal problems, including a racketeering conviction ...

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