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Full Name: Early Wynn Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/190 First Game: September 13, 1939
Birthdate: January 6, 1920 Final Game: September 13, 1963
Birthplace: Hartford, Alabama MLB Experience: 23 years
Died: April 4, 1999
Deathplace: Venice, Florida
Bat/Throw: Both/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972


Biography

Born on January 6, 1920 in Hartford, Alabama, Early Wynn (Early Wynn) played for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox over the course of his 23 year career. Wynn broke into the bigs on September 13, 1939 with the Washington Senators, and put up a 5.12 ERA in 190 innings pitched in 1942, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Early Wynn's best season was 1954, when he posted a 2.73 ERA, won 23 games and struck out 155 batters.

Career Highlights

  • All-Star Games: 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1939 WAS A 3 3 0 2 5.75 1 15 13 1 0 0 20.1 26 0 10 0 2 0
1941 WAS A 5 5 3 1 1.58 15 14 7 4 0 0 40 35 1 10 0 0 0
1942 WAS A 30 28 10 16 5.12 58 129 108 10 1 0 190 246 6 73 0 3 3
1943 WAS A 37 33 18 12 2.91 89 97 83 12 3 0 256.2 232 15 83 0 2 1
1944 WAS A 33 25 8 17 3.38 65 97 78 19 2 2 207.2 221 3 67 0 2 2
1946 WAS A 17 12 8 5 3.11 36 45 37 9 0 0 107 112 8 33 0 3 3
1947 WAS A 33 31 17 15 3.64 73 114 100 22 2 0 247 251 13 90 0 4 5
1948 WAS A 33 31 8 19 5.82 49 144 128 15 1 0 198 236 18 94 0 2 1
1949 CLE A 26 23 11 7 4.15 62 84 76 6 0 0 164.2 186 8 57 0 0 1
1950 CLE A 32 28 18 8 3.20 143 88 76 14 2 0 213.2 166 20 101 0 0 4
1951 CLE A 37 34 20 13 3.02 133 102 92 21 3 1 274.1 227 18 107 0 1 3
1952 CLE A 42 33 23 12 2.90 153 103 92 19 4 3 285.2 239 23 132 0 5 1
1953 CLE A 36 34 17 12 3.93 138 121 110 16 1 0 251.2 234 19 107 0 5 4
1954 CLE A 40 36 23 11 2.73 155 93 82 20 3 2 270.2 225 21 83 0 2 0
1955 CLE A 32 31 17 11 2.82 122 86 72 16 6 0 230 207 19 80 3 3 3
1956 CLE A 38 35 20 9 2.72 158 93 84 18 4 2 277.2 233 19 91 7 5 5
1957 CLE A 40 37 14 17 4.31 184 139 126 13 1 1 263 270 32 104 7 0 5
1958 CHI A 40 34 14 16 4.13 179 115 110 11 4 2 239.2 214 27 104 3 3 6
1959 CHI A 37 37 22 10 3.17 179 106 90 14 5 0 255.2 202 20 119 5 5 9
1960 CHI A 36 35 13 12 3.49 158 105 92 13 4 1 237.1 220 20 112 2 1 4
1961 CHI A 17 16 8 2 3.51 64 43 43 5 0 0 110.1 88 11 47 0 1 1
1962 CHI A 27 26 7 15 4.46 91 90 83 11 3 0 167.2 171 15 56 6 2 3
1963 CLE A 20 5 1 2 2.28 29 14 14 1 0 1 55.1 50 2 15 3 0 0
Total 691 612 300 244 3.54 2334 2037 1796 290 49 15 4564 4291 338 1775 36 51 64

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1939 WAS A P 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1941 WAS A P 5 0 0 2 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1942 WAS A P 30 0 0 5 36 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1943 WAS A P 37 0 0 5 49 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1944 WAS A P 33 0 0 4 31 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1946 WAS A P 17 0 0 7 18 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1947 WAS A P 33 0 0 15 33 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1948 WAS A P 33 0 0 6 32 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1949 CLE A P 26 0 0 16 31 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1950 CLE A P 32 0 0 5 36 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .932
1951 CLE A P 37 0 0 13 42 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1952 CLE A P 42 0 0 20 46 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .943
1953 CLE A P 36 0 0 11 36 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 CLE A P 40 0 0 17 27 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1955 CLE A P 32 0 0 7 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .944
1956 CLE A P 38 0 0 15 48 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1957 CLE A P 40 37 263 10 38 0 5 0 4 11 7 1 1.000
1958 CHI A P 40 34 239.2 12 25 0 2 0 2 15 13 0 1.000
1959 CHI A P 37 37 255.2 6 39 2 2 0 3 14 8 0 .957
1960 CHI A P 36 34 237.1 7 28 1 1 0 1 12 14 0 .972
1961 CHI A P 17 16 110.1 4 11 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1.000
1962 CHI A P 27 26 167.2 3 20 0 2 0 3 9 4 0 1.000
1963 CLE A P 20 5 55.1 2 8 0 0 0 4 2 2 1 1.000
Total P 691 189 1329 193 670 29 47 0 17 67 50 2 .967

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1939 WAS A 3 6 0 1 0 1 .167 .286 .167 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
1941 WAS A 5 15 1 2 0 0 .133 .133 .200 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 1
1942 WAS A 30 69 4 15 0 7 .217 .250 .246 2 0 3 13 0 2 0 0 1
1943 WAS A 38 98 6 29 1 11 .296 .303 .378 3 1 1 11 0 1 0 0 1
1944 WAS A 43 92 4 19 1 6 .207 .232 .261 2 0 3 21 0 0 0 0 2
1946 WAS A 25 47 4 15 1 9 .319 .385 .426 2 0 5 7 0 0 0 0 0
1947 WAS A 54 120 6 33 2 13 .275 .281 .375 6 0 1 19 0 0 0 0 1
1948 WAS A 73 106 9 23 0 16 .217 .308 .264 3 1 14 22 0 0 0 0 4
1949 CLE A 35 70 3 10 1 7 .143 .189 .200 1 0 4 10 0 2 0 0 4
1950 CLE A 39 77 12 18 2 10 .234 .322 .403 5 1 10 12 0 4 0 0 1
1951 CLE A 41 108 8 20 1 13 .185 .235 .306 8 1 7 9 0 3 0 0 5
1952 CLE A 44 99 5 22 0 10 .222 .287 .242 2 0 9 15 0 4 0 0 3
1953 CLE A 37 91 11 25 3 10 .275 .327 .396 2 0 7 17 0 6 0 0 0
1954 CLE A 40 93 10 17 0 4 .183 .240 .215 3 0 7 13 0 5 0 0 2
1955 CLE A 34 84 8 15 1 7 .179 .233 .250 3 0 6 17 0 2 0 0 2
1956 CLE A 38 101 5 23 1 15 .228 .278 .307 5 0 7 22 0 5 1 0 1
1957 CLE A 40 86 4 10 0 4 .116 .214 .116 0 0 11 23 0 3 0 0 1
1958 CHI A 40 75 7 15 0 11 .200 .291 .213 1 0 10 25 0 2 0 0 2
1959 CHI A 37 90 11 22 2 8 .244 .317 .389 7 0 9 18 1 2 0 0 1
1960 CHI A 36 75 8 15 1 7 .200 .330 .293 2 1 14 17 1 6 0 0 0
1961 CHI A 17 37 4 6 0 2 .162 .225 .162 0 0 3 11 0 1 0 0 1
1962 CHI A 27 54 5 7 0 2 .130 .230 .148 1 0 7 17 0 2 0 0 0
1963 CLE A 20 11 1 3 0 0 .273 .385 .273 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0
Total 796 1704 136 365 17 173 .214 .274 .285 59 5 141 330 2 52 1 0 33

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Washington Senators (1937).
  • Traded by Washington Senators with Mickey Vernon to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Ed Klieman, Joe Haynes and Eddie Robinson (December 14, 1948).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians with Al Smith to Chicago White Sox in exchange for Minnie Minoso and Fred Hatfield (December 4, 1957).
  • Released by Chicago White Sox (November 20, 1962).
  • Signed by Cleveland Indians (June 21, 1963).
  • Released by Cleveland Indians (October 14, 1963).

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