To my Grandfather, Walter Plecha, and everyone else who served our country:
Thank You from the earlywynnfan.
Date and Place of Birth: January 6, 1920 Hartford, Alabama
Died: April 4, 1999 Venice, Florida
Military Unit: US Army
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations
Wynn was born on January 6, 1920 in
Wynn returned to
On August 21, 1944, Wynn was extracted from the
gloom of the Senators’ losing campaign and inducted into military
service with the Army at
After 23 months, Wynn was discharged at
Wynn was traded to the Cleveland Indians in December 1948 and became a 20-game in 1951. He went on to enjoy a further four 20-win seasons, was five-time American League all-star selection and won the Cy Young Award at the age of 39 in 1959.
Wynn’s major league career ended in 1963 with the Indians when he won his 300th game. After his playing career ended, Wynn was pitching coach for the Indians and Minnesota Twins. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.
He was a broadcaster for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1977 to 1980, and in 1982 and 1983, he was a radio and television broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox.
Early Wynn passed away in
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