"[Detroit Tigers pitcher] Denny McLain (right) is congratulated by teammates after 6-2 victory [against home team Cleveland Indians] in [the 1969 home] opener. From left, rear, are Norman Cash, Al Kaline, and Jim Northrup (5). Cash and Kaline each knocked in two runs." --photo verso. McLain led the major leagues the previous season with 31 victories, and would go on to record 24 wins in 1969.