From Matt Wyatt at the Houston Chronicle on March 26, 2020:
Former Astros All-Star Jimmy Wynn passed away Thursday.
Wynn played 11 of his 15 MLB seasons in Houston and was named an All-Star in 1967.
At 5-9, the diminutive outfielder earned the nickname “Toy Cannon” for his powerful arm. He debuted with the Colt .45s in 1963.
Wynn finished his career with a .250 batting average, 291 homers and 964 RBIs. After his run with the Astros, he was a two-time All-Star with the Dodgers and played for the Braves, Yankees and Brewers.
Read the full article here: https://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/Astros-great-Jimmy-Wynn-dies-at-78-15160284.php
- Related link: Read our SABR biography of Jimmy Wynn, by Mark Armour
Originally published: March 27, 2020. Last Updated: March 27, 2020.