Jimmy Wynn possessed power and speed during his 15-year major league career. Peo

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Jimmy Wynn po se sed power and speed during his 15-year major league career. People mostly remembered the power, though, because it was prodigious and it was generated by Terrell Lewis Jersey a man who stood 5-10 and weighed160 pounds.Thatpower not to mention a superb throwing arm helped earn Wynn, who died Thursday at age 78, an all-timenickname:the Toy Cannon. He endedhis career Coleman Shelton Jersey with 291 roundtrippers, but it's worth noting that he spent his first 11 seasons withthe Colt .45s/Astros, who played in extreme pitcher's parks Colt Stadium and then the Astrodome.Of course, when Wynn really got a hold of one, no park was going to keep it in. Cases in point: Two tape-measure homers hehit over a six-week period in 1967.Theywereso impre sive,the television footage of them was preserved.FOSTER: Sportsvideo in the 1960s was erased about as quicklyas it was recorded; only the special stuff Los Angeles Rams Kids Jersey was kept.And these long balls were special.June 11, 1967:Crosley Field, CincinnatiWynn was experiencinga breakout at age 25 as the Astros' everyday center fielder. On this Sunday afternoon, in Game 2 of a doubleheader in his hometown, he sent a Sammy Ellispitch clear out of the stadium and into Matthew Stafford Jersey Cincinnati weekend traffic.July 23, 1967:Forbes Field, PittsburghWynn just about outdid himself as he faced Pete Mikkelsenin Game 1 of another Sunday twinbill.The ball cleared not only the center-field wall, but also the batting cage, which the Bucs figured was safe out there. As Harry Kalas pointed out in the clip below, it was 457 feet to that part of the AJ Jackson Jersey yard. Even Rusty Staub, the on-deck batter, seemed awed.(As an aside, that wall remains standing at the Forbes Field site, preserved after the stadium was torn down in the 1970s.)Wynn finished the '67 season with a career-high 37 home runs, 107 RBIs (then a career best), 16 stolen bases and an .826 OPS (an unknown stat at the time). He made first of three All-Star Game appearances that year.He waswith Houston through the 1973 campaign andthenplayed for the Dodgers (he was an All-Star in both of his Landen Akers Jersey seasons with LA), Braves, Yankees and Brewers, finishing with Milwaukee in 1977.RIP, Jimmy.
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