The Astros announced today that they would retire Jimmy Wynn’s number 24 in a special ceremony July 8. It’s about time!!!!!
When you look at Jimmy’s stats, please remember that he played in pitchers’ parks (the Dome and Chavez Ravine) during mostly a pitchers’ era. If you will notice, he managed an OPS plus of 120 during the 12 seasons that he was a full time player. He also had a great glove and arm.
I know he isn’t quite HOF, but he IS an Astros HOFer.
John Brattain wrote a wonderful article on the Toy Cannon. Click here to read.