|10-18-2006, 02:05 PM||#1|
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Early "Gus" Wynn
He pitched in the major leagues from 1939 to 1963.
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|10-18-2006, 02:53 PM||#2|
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Not even close.
105 career RSAA
If Wynn had 300 "wins" and 105 RSAA while pitching for the Yankees, he'd be the posterboy for inflating his reputation with a silly stat. The fact that he did it for the Senators, Indians and White Sox doesn't change what he did.
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|10-18-2006, 03:36 PM||#3|
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Wynn was a well respected competitor in his day, but the numbers make you wonder why. His winning % of .544 is nice but his SNWL % .528. Nice but not special. Reportedly said he would throw at his mother if she had a bat in her hand, but only hit 64 batters in a 23 year career. Compare that to Drysdale's 154 in 14 seasons. He did win a CYA, but it was a horrible selection. He was simply the winningest pitcher on the best team in the league.
Wynn deserves credit for durablility. 23 seasons, 4500+ innings, 13 seasons with 30+ starts, 5 seasons with 20+ starts is yeoman work. His ERA+ is a better than average 106, but that's all it is.
As a kid in KC I saw Bob Cerv hit a GSHR off Wynn that was to dead center field in old Municipal Stadium. That's 421 feet away with a 21 foot tall wall that had a set of foghorns on it. The ball went right over the foghorns.
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