Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 20

1961 Nu-Card Scoops #471 - Early Wynn

On this day in 1962, the White Sox released Early Wynn.

Early came to the White Sox on December 4, 1957 through a trade with the Cleveland Indians. Early quickly made the team better and won twenty-two games in 1959, on his way to the World Series against the Dodgers. By 1962, Early was fading. Expressing a desire to win 300 games, Wynn went 2-8 during August and September, failing to reach 300 by one game.

After the White Sox released Early, he signed with Cleveland again, in June 1963, in search of win number 300. Between his last win with the Sox in September 8, 1962 and his eventual 300th win on July 13, 1963, there were seven failed attempts. This would be the longest stretch between win number 299 and win number 300 in MLB history. Although, Early pitched the rest of the 1963 season with the Indians, he never got win number 301.

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