Denny McLain loses bid for new trial in contract case

Associated Press

Howell — A judge has rejected a request by ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain for a new trial in a breach-of-contract case.

The Livingston Daily Press & Argus reports McLain’s lawyer Barry Powers sought a new trial, saying McLain couldn’t attend the trial due to a foot injury.

Livingston County Judge Theresa Brennan said Tuesday, however, a note about the injury that Powers provided at trial didn’t indicate it was from a doctor’s office.

McLain last year was ordered to pay Joe Dobson $1,910 in wages for a 2014 trade-show marketing sales job. Afterward, McLain and Powers also were ordered to pay about $7,000 in attorney fees.

McLain won the 1968 American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards after winning 31 games and leading Detroit to the World Series.