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The ability-hitting outfielder acknowledged as “The Toy Cannon” used 11 of his 15 significant-league seasons with Houston.
Jimmy Wynn, the slugger who acquired his nickname of “The Toy Cannon” all through his times with the Houston Astros in the 1960s and ’70s has died.
Wynn was 78. The Astros said he died on Thursday in Houston, but did not deliver even more particulars.
Just 5-foot-nine, Wynn was a electric power-packed outfielder. He hit more than 30 homers two times with Houston, together with a profession-high 37 in 1967 at the pitcher-helpful Astrodome – that was the initial of three seasons as an All-Star.
Wynn invested his first 11 seasons in Houston, very first with the Colt .45s and then with the Astros right before earning stops with the Dodgers, Braves, Brewers and Yankees in a 15-year important league vocation.
Wynn remaining the workforce as the franchise leader in hits, home operates, RBI and walks. He finished with hit 291 homers with 964 RBI and 225 stolen bases in his occupation.
At the time of his demise, Wynn labored in the Astros’ entrance office as a group outreach executive. Ever well-liked, he frequently was seen about the ballpark interacting with players and enthusiasts alike.