Opening Day!

April 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm (By Ron) (, )

He won 300 games.  He pitched from 1939 to 1963, with a brief interruption due to WWII.  He even pitched, at the end for awhile, with gout!  But he’s here because what could be a better name for a pitcher then Early Wynn?


  1. wj said,

    And what a great demonstration of the fact that parents doing weird things with their children’s names is not merely fallout from heavy drug use in the 1960s!

  2. Rod said,

    He was an aging veteran, playing for the White Sox, when I started following baseball. I remember his 300th win as a news item at the time. Her seemed impossibly old at the time.

  3. Ron said,

    Early Wynn Memories! Most excellent! Wynn hung on to get that 300th win…but I forgive him for that because of the years he spent pitching for the awful Senators…244 losses attest to this. But those ’50’s Cleveland staffs! Wynn, Lemon,Garcia, Feller, Houtteman…even Herb Score, briefly.

  4. Maxwell said,

    I believe his birth name was Gus.

  5. Ron said,

    hmmm…it looks like “Gus” is a nickname and not a birthname. I’m still looking…

  6. Maxwell said,

    It seems I misremembered!

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