Nixon Sees Bosman Blank Tigers, 6-0.

Filed under Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators
April 6, 1970

President Nixon made a belated appearance at the ballpark today to see Dick Bosman and the Washington Sentors shut out the Detroit Tigers, 6-0. The President waited at the White House until assured that his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Harrold Carswell, had won a test vote in the Senate, then headed for Robert F. Kennedy

It’s Official: Pilots to Milwaukee

Filed under Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Pilots
April 2, 1970

Joe Cronin officially welcomed Milwaukee into the American League yesterday, ending a four-year estrangement between the city and major league baseball. “On behalf of the American League, I want to convey my sincere congratulations to your organization on its return to baseball.” Cronin, American League president, said to the Milwaukee Brewers in a telegram. “I

McLain Out Until July 1st

Filed under Detroit Tigers
April 1, 1970

Denny McLain, cited for being gullible and greedy, was suspended until July 1 by baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn after the investigation disclosed the Detroit Tigers’ pitcher had attempted to become a partner of gamblers allegedly involved in bookmaking operations. The action by Kuhn, who six weeks ago suspended McLain while investigating his off-the-field activities, also

Kuhn Suspends McLain Indefinitely

Filed under Detroit Tigers
February 20, 1970
McLain Suspended SI

Denny McLain, the Detroit Tigers’ all-star baseball pitcher duped into believing there is a fool-proof system to win on horse race gambling, was set down indefinitely by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. The commissioner announced that McLain’s candid admission of involvement with a bookmaking ring left the commissioner’s office with “no alternative”. The commissioner also said that

Flood Files Challenge to Reserve Clause

Filed under News, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals
January 16, 1970

Baseball is a monopoly that places players in a state of peonage and involuntary servitude, veteran outfielder Curt Flood contended yesterday in filing a suit that challenges the very foundation of the national pastime. The civil suit was brought in Federal Court by the 32-year-old, $90,000 star who last fall was traded by the St.