Sport: Denny the Dupe

I'm just a small-town boy. Money impresses me. Big business impresses me. Important people impress me. I'm a mercenary. I admit it. I want to be a billionaire.

So said Denny McLain en route to winning 31 games for the Detroit Tigers in 1968. His daydreams were both ambitious and ingenuous: the loot of J. Paul Getty and the life-style of Frank Sinatra, a fellow he admired because "he doesn't give a damn about anything." As of last week, McLain was far from being a billionaire. He did succeed, though, in emulating Sinatra somewhat. The day after Frankie testified before a committee...

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