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Wynn, Early

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 1999 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

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.