Early Wynn (1958 – Topps #100)

Early Wynn, Jr, was a Pitcher for the Washington Senators (1939, ’41 – ’44 and ’46 – ‘48, interrupted by 2 years in the U.S.military), Cleveland Indians (1949 – ’57 and 1963), and the Chicago White Sox (1958 – ’62). With the Indians, he was an 3-time All-Star and was part of a rotation that included Bob Feller, Bob Lemon and Mike Garcia. He also won his 300th game with Cleveland in 1963. With the White Sox, he was a 5-time All-Star (There were 2 All-Star games in both 1959 and ’60) and he won the American League’s Cy Young Award in 1959 at the age of 39, with a 22-10 record. I saw Wynn and the White Sox lose to the Yankees during the 1960 season at the old Comiskey Park in Chicago. He threw mostly knuckleballs, but he still had his strikeout pitch working. Early Wynn, Jr. was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1972.
Early Wynn 1958 Topps #100


One response to “Early Wynn (1958 – Topps #100)

  1. Early Wynn was one of the best MLB pitchers I remember. I think he pitched for the Cleveland Indians and was usually a “sure thing” if he was the starting pitcher. These pitchers were in a special class all by themselves and stood far above the regular starting pitchers that were only good! He, Lemon and Feller were 3 of the very best on one team at the same time! As I said previously, the generation gap makes it impossible to compare them with the greatest pitchers of today. You sure have a ton of valuable and “hard to get” baseball cards, for sure! Incredible collection! PG 2/24/15


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