Early Wynn Stats

Early Wynn was born on Tuesday, January 6, 1920, in Hartford, Alabama. Wynn was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 13, 1939, with the Washington Senators. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Early Wynn baseball stats page.

Early Wynn

Early 'Gus' Wynn Autograph on a 1962 Topps Baseball Card (#385 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1962top01' title='1962 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Early 'Gus' Wynn Autograph on a 1962 Topps Baseball Card (#385 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Early Wynn
Nickname:
Gus
Born On:
01-06-1920  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Hartford, Alabama
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-04-1999 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Venice, Florida
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Geneva County High School (Geneva County, AL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
09-13-1939 (Age 19)
Last Game:
09-13-1963
Draft:
Not Applicable
Early Wynn

Early Wynn Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1939 19 Senators 3 3 0 0 2 .000 5.75 1 0 0 20.1 97 26 13 15 0 10 - 1 2 0 0 -
1941 21 Senators 5 5 0 3 1 .750 1.58 4 0 0 40.0 167 35 7 14 1 10 - 15 0 0 0 -
1942 22 Senators 30 28 2 10 16 .385 5.12 10 1 0 190.0 870 246 108 129 6 73 - 58 3 3 1 -
1943 23 Senators 37 33 4 18 12 .600 2.91 12 3 0 256.2 1,067 232 83 97 15 83 - 89 2 1 0 -
1944 24 Senators 33 25 7 8 17 .320 3.38 19 2 2 207.2 883 221 78 97 3 67 - 65 2 2 0 -
1946 26 Senators 17 12 5 8 5 .615 3.11 9 0 0 107.0 460 112 37 45 8 33 - 36 3 3 0 -
1947 27 Senators 33 31 2 17 15 .531 3.64 22 2 0 247.0 1,058 251 100 114 13 90 - 73 4 5 0 -
1948 28 Senators 33 31 1 8 19 .296 5.82 15 1 0 198.0 912 236 128 144 18 94 - 49 2 1 0 -
1949 29 Indians 26 23 2 11 7 .611 4.15 6 0 0 164.2 724 186 76 84 8 57 - 62 0 1 0 -
1950 30 Indians 32 28 4 18 8 .692 3.20 14 2 0 213.2 903 166 76 88 20 101 - 143 0 4 1 -
1951 31 Indians 37 34 3 20 13 .606 3.02 21 3 1 274.1 1,138 227 92 102 18 107 - 133 1 3 0 -
1952 32 Indians 42 33 9 23 12 .657 2.90 19 4 3 285.2 1,190 239 92 103 23 132 - 153 5 1 0 -
1953 33 Indians 36 34 2 17 12 .586 3.93 16 1 0 251.2 1,077 234 110 121 19 107 - 138 5 4 0 -
1954 34 Indians 40 36 4 23 11 .676 2.73 20 3 2 270.2 1,102 225 82 93 21 83 0 155 2 0 0 -
1955 35 Indians 32 31 1 17 11 .607 2.82 16 6 0 230.0 964 207 72 86 19 80 3 122 3 3 0 -
1956 36 Indians 38 35 2 20 9 .690 2.72 18 4 2 277.2 1,144 233 84 93 19 91 7 158 5 5 0 -
1957 37 Indians 40 37 2 14 17 .452 4.31 13 1 1 263.0 1,146 270 126 139 32 104 7 184 0 5 0 -
1958 38 White Sox 40 34 6 14 16 .467 4.13 11 4 2 239.2 1,016 214 110 115 27 104 3 179 3 6 0 -
1959 39 White Sox 37 37 0 22 10 .688 3.17 14 5 0 255.2 1,076 202 90 106 20 119 5 179 5 9 0 -
1960 40 White Sox 36 35 1 13 12 .520 3.49 13 4 1 237.1 1,024 220 92 105 20 112 2 158 1 4 0 -
1961 41 White Sox 17 16 1 8 2 .800 3.51 5 0 0 110.1 457 88 43 43 11 47 0 64 1 1 0 -
1962 42 White Sox 27 26 1 7 15 .318 4.46 11 3 0 167.2 710 171 83 90 15 56 6 91 2 3 0 -
1963 43 Indians 20 5 7 1 2 .333 2.28 1 0 1 55.1 223 50 14 14 2 15 3 29 0 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
23 Years 691 612 66 300 244 .551 3.54 290 49 15 4,564.0 19,408 4,291 1,796 2,037 338 1,775 36 2,334 51 64 2 -
Early Wynn

Early Wynn Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1939 19 Senators 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 1 1 - 0 0 .167 .286 .167
1941 21 Senators 5 15 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 5 1 - 0 1 .133 .133 .200
1942 22 Senators 30 69 4 15 2 0 0 0 7 3 - 13 2 - 0 1 .217 .250 .246
1943 23 Senators 38 98 6 29 3 1 1 0 11 1 - 11 1 - 0 1 .296 .303 .378
1944 24 Senators 43 92 4 19 2 0 1 0 6 3 - 21 0 - 0 2 .207 .232 .261
1946 26 Senators 25 47 4 15 2 0 1 1 9 5 - 7 0 - 0 0 .319 .385 .426
1947 27 Senators 54 120 6 33 6 0 2 0 13 1 - 19 0 - 0 1 .275 .281 .375
1948 28 Senators 73 106 9 23 3 1 0 0 16 14 - 22 0 - 0 4 .217 .308 .264
1949 29 Indians 35 70 3 10 1 0 1 0 7 4 - 10 2 - 0 4 .143 .189 .200
1950 30 Indians 39 77 12 18 5 1 2 0 10 10 - 12 4 - 0 1 .234 .322 .403
1951 31 Indians 41 108 8 20 8 1 1 0 13 7 - 9 3 - 0 5 .185 .235 .306
1952 32 Indians 44 99 5 22 2 0 0 0 10 9 - 15 4 - 0 3 .222 .287 .242
1953 33 Indians 37 91 11 25 2 0 3 0 10 7 - 17 6 - 0 0 .275 .327 .396
1954 34 Indians 40 93 10 17 3 0 0 0 4 7 - 13 5 0 0 2 .183 .240 .215
1955 35 Indians 34 84 8 15 3 0 1 0 7 6 0 17 2 0 0 2 .179 .233 .250
1956 36 Indians 38 101 5 23 5 0 1 0 15 7 0 22 5 0 0 1 .228 .278 .307
1957 37 Indians 40 86 4 10 0 0 0 0 4 11 0 23 3 1 0 1 .116 .214 .116
1958 38 White Sox 40 75 7 15 1 0 0 0 11 10 0 25 2 1 0 2 .200 .291 .213
1959 39 White Sox 37 90 11 22 7 0 2 0 8 9 0 18 2 1 1 1 .244 .317 .389
1960 40 White Sox 36 75 8 15 2 1 1 0 7 14 0 17 6 1 1 0 .200 .330 .293
1961 41 White Sox 17 37 4 6 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 11 1 0 0 1 .162 .225 .162
1962 42 White Sox 27 54 5 7 1 0 0 0 2 7 0 17 2 0 0 0 .130 .230 .148
1963 43 Indians 20 11 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .273
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
23 Years 796 1,704 136 365 59 5 17 1 173 141 0 330 52 4 2 33 .214 .274 .285
Early Wynn

Early Wynn Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1939 Senators P 3 3 61 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.44
1941 Senators P 5 5 120 12 2.4 11 2 9 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.48
1942 Senators P 30 28 570 43 1.4 41 5 36 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .953 1.94
1943 Senators P 37 33 770 57 1.5 54 5 49 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.89
1944 Senators P 33 25 623 36 1.1 35 4 31 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.52
1946 Senators P 17 12 321 26 1.5 25 7 18 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.10
1947 Senators P 33 31 741 49 1.5 48 15 33 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.75
1948 Senators P 33 31 594 40 1.2 38 6 32 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.73
1949 Indians P 26 23 494 47 1.8 47 16 31 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1950 Indians P 32 28 641 44 1.4 41 5 36 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .932 1.73
1951 Indians P 37 34 823 56 1.5 55 13 42 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.80
1952 Indians P 42 33 857 70 1.7 66 20 46 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.08
1953 Indians P 36 34 755 47 1.3 47 11 36 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.68
1954 Indians P 40 36 812 46 1.2 44 17 27 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.46
1955 Indians P 32 31 690 36 1.1 34 7 27 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.33
1956 Indians P 38 35 833 66 1.7 63 15 48 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.04
1957 Indians P 40 37 789 48 1.2 48 10 38 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1958 White Sox P 40 34 719 37 0.9 37 12 25 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.39
1959 White Sox P 37 37 767 47 1.3 45 6 39 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.58
1960 White Sox P 36 35 712 36 1.0 35 7 28 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.33
1961 White Sox P 17 16 331 15 0.9 15 4 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.22
1962 White Sox P 27 26 503 23 0.9 23 3 20 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.23
1963 Indians P 20 5 166 10 0.5 10 2 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.63
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 691 612 13,692 892 1.3 863 193 670 29 47 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.70
23 Years 691 612 13,692 892 1.3 863 193 670 29 47 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.70
Early Wynn

Early Wynn Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1939 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.0 6.0 0.10 0.44 4.43
1941 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.50 3.38 2.25
1942 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 9.9 0.79 2.75 3.46
1943 Senators 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 98.0 8.9 8.9 1.07 3.12 2.91
1944 Senators 0 0 .000 13 0 n/a 92.0 4.4 15.3 0.97 2.82 2.90
1946 Senators 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 47.0 6.7 5.2 1.09 3.03 2.78
1947 Senators 0 0 .000 21 0 n/a 60.0 6.3 9.2 0.81 2.66 3.28
1948 Senators 0 0 .000 40 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 6.6 0.52 2.23 4.27
1949 Indians 0 0 .000 10 0 n/a 70.0 7.0 10.0 1.09 3.39 3.12
1950 Indians 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 38.5 6.4 7.7 1.42 6.02 4.25
1951 Indians 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 108.0 12.0 8.3 1.24 4.36 3.51
1952 Indians 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 6.6 9.9 1.16 4.82 4.16
1953 Indians 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 30.3 5.4 9.1 1.29 4.94 3.83
1954 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.2 23.3 1.87 5.15 2.76
1955 Indians 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 84.0 4.9 12.0 1.53 4.77 3.13
1956 Indians 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 101.0 4.6 6.7 1.74 5.12 2.95
1957 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 21.5 1.77 6.30 3.56
1958 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 6.8 1.72 6.72 3.91
1959 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 45.0 5.0 11.3 1.50 6.30 4.19
1960 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 75.0 4.4 10.7 1.41 5.99 4.25
1961 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 18.5 1.36 5.22 3.83
1962 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.2 27.0 1.63 4.88 3.01
1963 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 0.0 1.93 4.72 2.44
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
23 Years 1 0 1.000 110 0 n/a 100.2 5.2 9.8 1.31 4.60 3.50
Early Wynn

Early Wynn Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1939 Washington Senators 44 Undetermined - -
1941 Washington Senators 11 Undetermined - -
1942 Washington Senators 11 Undetermined - -
1943 Washington Senators 11 Undetermined - -
1944 Washington Senators 11 Undetermined - -
1946 Washington Senators 26 Undetermined - -
1947 Washington Senators 26 Undetermined - -
1948 Washington Senators 26 Undetermined - -
1949 Cleveland Indians 24 Undetermined - -
1950 Cleveland Indians 24 Undetermined - -
1951 Cleveland Indians 24 Undetermined - -
1952 Cleveland Indians 24 Undetermined - -
1953 Cleveland Indians 24 Undetermined - -
1954 Cleveland Indians 24 Undetermined - Stats
1955 Cleveland Indians 24 Undetermined Stats -
1956 Cleveland Indians 24 Undetermined Stats -
1957 Cleveland Indians 24 Undetermined Stats -
1958 Chicago White Sox 24 Undetermined Stats -
1959 Chicago White Sox 24 Undetermined Stats Stats
1960 Chicago White Sox 24 Undetermined Stats -
1961 Chicago White Sox 24 Undetermined - -
1962 Chicago White Sox 24 Undetermined - -
1963 Cleveland Indians 38 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Early Wynn, who won his first and only Cy Young Award in 1959 at the age of 39, 22 wins / 179 strikeouts / 3.16 ERA, was the the first Major League pitcher to lead his league in strikeouts in consecutive years with different teams (184 with Cleveland in 1957 & 189 with Chicago in 1958)? It was his fifth 20-win season and one that made headlines (Tuscaloosa News, Joe Reichler, 08/14/1959, Page 5):

Early Wynn Gets No. 16

Few realize just how great a pitcher Early Wynn really is.

Here's a fellow going on 40 enroute to a 20-game winning season. How many pitchers do you suppose have won 20 at Wynn's age? Christy Mathewson ? Walter Johnson ? Herb Pennock ? Bob Feller ? Kid Nichols ? Iron Man Joe McGinnity ? No!

Only two have done it and they rank amont the three or four greatest pitchers even in baseball. Cy Young won 20 when he was 41 and Grover Alexander won 21 at 40.

Early Wynn, 300th Win
Early Wynn 300th Win ( Box Score ) | The Decatur Herald | July 14, 1963 | Page 1
300 Wins Club Quest: The White Sox released Wynn after his 299th career victory, a complete game against the Washington Senators on September 8, 1962, due to his age (42) and nagging injuries. Teams offered Wynn one-game contracts, seeking to capitalize on his quest for entry into the 300 Wins Club , but Wynn wanted a season-long deal. The Cleveland Indians signed Early on June 21, 1963, and put him in the starting rotation. On July 13, 1963 , in his fourth start of the season, Wynn became the 14th member of the 300 Wins Club , but wasn't actually proud of that accomplishment (Chicago Times Union, Joe Mooshil, 05/06/1982, Page 18), "If I had pitched a good game and gone nine innings, that would be something, but that's not the way it was. I pitched five innings and was ahead 3-2 (actually 5-4). Jerry Walker relieved me and saved the game for me. He was my roommate and pitched like a man possessed. I got a few more starts after that. How many? I don't remember. But I never won another game."

Early Wynn won 300 games ( Top 1,000 ), a Cy Young Awards , an ERA Title , two Strikeout Championships , joined the twenty-wins club five times, and was sent to nine All-Star Games, yet had to wait four years before the Baseball Writers' Association of America inducted him into the National Baseball Hall Fame, having received 27.9% of the votes in 1969, 46.7% in 1970, 66.7% in 1971, and just enough to get him in on the 1972 ballot, 76.0%.
Early Wynn Hall of Fame Plaque
Early Wynn | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1972 ( HOF )

Last-Modified: December 21, 2018 5:21 AM EST

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