Thursday, December 27, 2007

#24 - Early Wynn

Early Wynn was on the White Sox from 1958 to 1962. He made the All-Star team his first three years with the Sox. Early won the Cy Young in 1959 when the White Sox met the Dodgers in the World Series. 1959 was also the year that he had 22 wins.

Early led the league in strikeouts in 1958. The White Sox had to give up Minnie Minoso to get Early in a trade, but it was worth the risk. Even though he was with the Senators and the Indians, most people remember Early from his time with the White Sox.

Some people may think that Joe Crede deserves this number. He was definitely in the running, but Early defines this number best by pure numbers. Joe does have one thing on Early. Joe Crede has a World Series ring with the Sox and Early does not. As much as a World Series ring is impressive, sometimes it doesn't put you over the top. Sorry Joe, it's Early.

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