In Episode #21 of A-Ball, we have a pair of exclusive interviews: former AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Denny McLain (9:45) and current LumberKings first baseman Evan Edwards (16:57)! As the 2019 regular season winds to a close, we update the status of top run producer Peyton Burdick and other key Marlins prospects (38:00).
Enjoy Episode 21 of A-Ball!
One of the most successful major leaguers to ever spend developmental time in Clinton, McLain is best known for being ace of the Detroit Tigers rotation in the 1960s. Nobody has won 30 games in a single season since his historic 1968 campaign, during which he logged 336 innings and 28 complete games while maintaining a 1.96 earned run average.
The LumberKings featured McLain for Throwback Bobblehead Night last Friday.
Special thank you to Denny McLain for coming out on his Bobblehead Night last weekend! And also to those who joined us to clelebrate two-time Cy Young winner and MLB's last 30-game winner! #LumberUp pic.twitter.com/NfwcKCMBU8— Clinton LumberKings (@LumberKings) August 19, 2019
Selected in the fourth round of June’s MLB Draft out of North Carolina State University, Edwards quickly progressed through Short Season A Batavia and has since slashed .269/.352/.399 in 55 games with Clinton.
The 22-year-old also takes great pride in his defensive work. Outside of newly acquired Lewin Díaz, Edwards in arguably the best overall first base prospect in the Marlins organization.
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