James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.

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James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« on: March 26, 2021, 09:31:02 am »
That's right,the "Toy Cannon," who terrorized 60's and 70's pitchers with some of the era's longest homers despite being 5'9", 170 lb. (hence his nickname) ,passed away at 78 one year ago today. Though Wynn's career average was just .250,and he hit fewer than 300 homers and drove in under 1,000 runs (291 and 964,respectively) ,he played in the baseball's second dead ball era and in the cavernous Astrodome and Dodger Stadium, thus it's easy to picture little Jimmy hitting 450-500 homers and driving in 1300-1500 runs today. It won't happen,of course (and will be posthumous if it does),but I believe a good case can be made for Wynn's enshrinement in the Hall Of Fame ,given the pitcher-friendly era and ballparks of his era .

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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2021, 09:46:57 am »
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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2021, 05:22:29 pm »
jimmy wynn was a hero of mine. always an astros fan for life. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=%2BunORfO6&id=7B1EC26AD68D472D34194C5F9201156AFD64FA73&thid=OIP.-unORfO6205xobzBCWDfmQHaJO&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2Fs.hdnux.com%2Fphotos%2F50%2F55%2F27%2F10671559%2F3%2F1200x0.jpg&exph=1494&expw=1200&q=jim+wynn+seat+at+the+astrodome&simid=608055970620204754&ck=FBFA5B7555B91A6CF14733615BC939E1&selectedindex=3&qpvt=jim+wynn+seat+at+the+astrodome&form=IRPRST&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&sim=11

hope that image comes up. seeing wynn's and doug rader's red rooster painted seats to commemorate their HR blasts were great memories back in the day.

astros used to sell tshirts for all the players. i had my jimmy wynn shirt, caught some shit for supporting a black player. those folks can all go fvck themselves. sayin'

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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2021, 05:59:05 pm »
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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2021, 06:01:49 pm »
Glad he's dead.
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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2021, 09:28:40 am »
Why,Stab? Did someone buy you a new sheet and hood for your last birthday ?

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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2021, 09:30:12 am »
Not surprised,Frank,as Houston had a racist rep for years. (It has an African American Mayor ,Sylvester Turner today.)

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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2021, 07:42:42 pm »
Not surprised,Frank,as Houston had a racist rep for years. (It has an African American Mayor ,Sylvester Turner today.)

things are better now here in h-town. but wearing a shirt of a black athlete in the 60s and early 70s could get ones ass kicked, sayin. or at least a rude comment, harr.

btw, stab i hope you are being sarcastic.

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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2021, 12:24:44 pm »
Frank,in '64,heavyweight boxer Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams was shot by a Texas State trooper for being in the "white" part of Houston.Read Houston native George Foreman's autobiography which mentions Houston's racist and brutal 1960's police force .

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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2021, 12:26:33 pm »
Frank,Stab can't spell "sarcastic," let alone  practice sarcasm . He's just a racist a**hole like Clubby,Dog and the two NoBrains .

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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2021, 12:37:10 pm »
Why,Stab? Did someone buy you a new sheet and hood for your last birthday ?
I just want you to be sad until you die.
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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2021, 07:05:37 pm »
many good poaters going on the offensive these days. what's happened to stucknut? wondering.

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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2021, 03:01:39 pm »
That's right,the "Toy Cannon," who terrorized 60's and 70's pitchers with some of the era's longest homers despite being 5'9", 170 lb. (hence his nickname) ,passed away at 78 one year ago today. Though Wynn's career average was just .250,and he hit fewer than 300 homers and drove in under 1,000 runs (291 and 964,respectively) ,he played in the baseball's second dead ball era and in the cavernous Astrodome and Dodger Stadium, thus it's easy to picture little Jimmy hitting 450-500 homers and driving in 1300-1500 runs today. It won't happen,of course (and will be posthumous if it does),but I believe a good case can be made for Wynn's enshrinement in the Hall Of Fame ,given the pitcher-friendly era and ballparks of his era .
My old man told me back in the day that the Toy Cannon and Hank Aaron had the quickest wrists of any major league hitters he had ever seen.
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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2021, 04:00:24 pm »
My old man told me back in the day that the Toy Cannon and Hank Aaron had the quickest wrists of any major league hitters he had ever seen.
:lol quickest wrists  :banana
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Re: James Sherman Wynn,born Mar.12,1942 died Mar.26,2020 age 78.
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2021, 04:58:22 pm »
Actually,unlike Aaron's,Wynn's wrists weren't lightning-quick ; he relied on his muscular physique despite being 5'9",165-170 pounds to bomb balls into the seats,even at the pitcher-friendly Astrodome and Chavez Ravine.