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Wynn, Early

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Born: 1920 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

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1920 - Born in Hartford, Alabama on the 6th of  January.

1939-1948 - Wynn signed with the Senators at age 17, and after only three appearances, he blossomed, winning 72 games before being dealt to Cleveland in December.

1950 - He had his first 20-win season.

1951 - His durability helped him lead the American League in innings three times and propelled him to an AL record for most years pitched.

1958 - Wynn became the first major league pitcher to lead his league in strikeouts in consecutive years with different teams.

1959 - He won the Cy Young Award at the age of 39, posting a record of 22-10, with 179 strikeouts and a 3.16 ERA to lead the Sox to the pennant.

1962-1963 - Early Wynn returned to Cleveland for a last run. In that season, he won his 300th game, after failing in several tries.

1972 - He was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

1977-1980 - He provided the colour commentary for radio broadcasts of Toronto Blue Jays games, working alongside Tom Cheek.

1999 - He ranked Number 100 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.

         - Died on the 4th of April.









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