7. Early Wynn
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 6, 1920 in Hartford, AL USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 13, 1939
  • Final Game: September 13, 1963
  • Cy Young Award - 1959
  • TSN All-Star - 1959
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1959
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 1959
 
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Early Wynn was an established star with the Washington Senators, and his career achieved greater heights when he was traded to the Cleveland Indians after the 1948 Season.

Wynn joined one of the best staffs in Baseball, and it improved his game. After going 11-7 with a 3.11 ERA in '48, Wynn won the ERA Title in 1950 while also leading the American League in WHIP (1.250), H/9 (7.0), and SO/9 (6.0).  He would then win at least 20 Games in four seasons as an Indian, leasing the AL in that sat in 1954 with 23.  Three times an All-Star with the Tribe, Wynn also finished in the top six in MVP voting while playing for Cleveland.  

At the end of the 1962 season, the White Sox released Wynn, who was aged and ineffective, but he was determined to get his 300thWin.  He signed back with Cleveland, who allowed him that opportunity, and after a few starts.  He retired for good at the end of the season.   Overall, Wynn won 164 Games against 102 Losses with 1,277 Strikeouts.

Wynn was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 in his fourth year of eligibility. That year, the Indians also inducted him into their Hall of Fame.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Washington Senators with Mickey Vernon for Joe Haynes, Ed Klieman, and Eddie Robinson 12/14/48.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Chicago White Sox with Al Smith for Fred Hatfield and Minnie Minoso 12/4/57.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 6/21/63.

    Departed (2): Released 10/14/63.

  • Games Played: 343
  • Notable Statistics:

    164 Wins
    102 Losses
    296 Games Started
    3.24 ERA
    144 Complete Games
    36 Games Finished
    11 Saves
    2,286.2 Innings Pitched
    1,277 Strikeouts
    3.55 FIP
    1.274 WHIP
    39.8 bWAR

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1955, 1956 & 1957)
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1950)
    Lowest ERA (1950)
    Most Wins (1954)
    Lowest WHIP (1950)
    Lowest H/9 (1950)
    Highest SO/9 (1950)
    Most Innings Pitched (1951 & 1954)
    Most Strikeouts (1957)
    Most Games Started (1951, 1954 & 1957)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1949, 1953 & 1957)

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