Denny McLain gloves are not easy to find and most of them are in very poor condition. I think this glove was average and this wallet turned out quite well. It is a very good example of a real used baseball glove. I used baseball stitches to bring the glove pieces together into this horizontal pocketf style. The wallet measures 3.75 by 4.25" and has six horizontal top load card pockets being made from more inside the glove leather. There is a cash slot as well.
On September 19, 1968, at Tiger Stadium, Detroit right-hander Denny McLain was cruising along in the top of the eighth with a 6-1 lead over the New York Yankees. He had won his 30th game five days earlier, and the Tigers had already clinched the American League pennant. When Yankees first baseman Mickey Mantle came to bat with one out and nobody on, McLain let Mantle know that he would give him whatever pitch Mickey wanted. After a few batting-practice fastballs were skeptically ignored or fouled off, Mantle signaled for a fastball letter high, McLain delivered it, and the Mick deposited it into the right-field seats. It was Mantle’s 535th career home run, passing Jimmie Foxx for third place all-time. McLain was coy in the locker room, and later received a stern rebuke from Commissioner William Eckert, but freely admitted the circumstances of the event over the subsequent years.