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by Bill McCurdy,Jimmy Wynn

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ISBN:
0786458569
Author:
Bill McCurdy,Jimmy Wynn
Category:
Ethnic & National
Language:
English
Publisher:
McFarland; First Edition edition (October 5, 2010)
Pages:
236 pages
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Wynn and co-writer Bill McCurdy have put together a great story with much of interest for baseball fans of all ages and persuasions: the life of a young African-American playing minor-league baseball in the deep South, the travails of a slugger looking to go deep inside the pitching-friendly.

Wynn and co-writer Bill McCurdy have put together a great story with much of interest for baseball fans of all ages and persuasions: the life of a young African-American playing minor-league baseball in the deep South, the travails of a slugger looking to go deep inside the pitching-friendly confines of the Houston Astrodome, the thrill of reaching the World. Series only to be derailed by a baseball juggernaut. A colorful, assured figure in his playing days, Wynn has lost none of the vigor and vitality which helped make him a baseball star

Jimmy Wynn is a three-time All-Star whose number was retired by the Houston Astros. Bill McCurdy is president emeritus of the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame and the author of one previous book.

Jimmy Wynn is a three-time All-Star whose number was retired by the Houston Astros. He currently works for the Astros and as an analyst for Fox Sports. Bill McCurdy is president emeritus of the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame and a member of SABR. Règles relatives aux avis.

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Jimmy Wynn, Bill Mccurdy. Place of Publication. Country of Publication. Autobiography: Sport. Mcfarland & Co Inc.

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Wynn, Jimmy; McCurdy, Bill (2010). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company Inc. p. 91. ISBN 9780786458561. Heller, Dick (April 18, 1997). Idea of retiring No. 42 adds up to big fat zero". Buck, Ray (September 5, 2003).

Wynn reveals a wide range of fascinating and insightful experiences from his life in baseball in the new book "Toy Cannon: The Autobiography of Baseball's Jimmy Wynn.

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James Sherman Wynn (The Toy Cannon). Bats Right, Throws Right. Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lb. School Central State University. High School Robert A. Taft High School. Final Game September 27, 1977

James Sherman Wynn (The Toy Cannon). Final Game September 27, 1977. Born March 12, 1942 in Hamilton, OH USA. BR page. Jim Wynn had an excellent 15-year major league career. Wynn was one of the many youngsters who played on the Houston Colt 45's in the early 1960s.

Despite the pressures of racism and a troubled young adult married life, a compact little guy named Jimmy "The Toy Cannon" Wynn achieved remarkable success as a major league power hitter. In his fifteen seasons in the major leagues, he hammered 291 home runs, three of which still rank as some of the longest balls on record. Following his trade from the Houston Astros after the 1973 season, Wynn's slugging and leadership presence on the field guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to the 1974 National League pennant. His last major league home run came as a member of the New York Yankees. It proved to be a dramatic first homer on Opening Day of the newly renovated Yankee Stadium in 1977, but this story is so much more than a statistical accounting of Jimmy Wynn's many accomplishments on the field. It is the story of a man who overcame some long odds to become one of the best little-man power hitters of all time. Jimmy's honest, forthright, and wise storytelling abilities allow him to take you along for the spiritual ride and, implicitly, how he came to be known and loved as "The Toy Cannon." In June 2005, the Houston Astros retired Jimmy Wynn's uniform # 24 for all time. The book is also visual. It features twenty-four photos of Jimmy Wynn's life, from childhood to his current career as a sports analyst for Fox Sports in Houston. Please join Jimmy for this special trip too. The train departs every time someone cares enough to pick up the book and make the journey with one of baseball's special people.
  • Arador
This is a very good autobiography by Jimmy Wynn. He is very honest with his life. He admits his mistakes and gives advice on how to avoid those mistakes in your life. His comments on the players,managers and executives of the time are very candid. He talks about who he liked and the ones he didn't like, such Spec Richardson and Reggie Jackson. I can remember Wynn as player when I was growing up. I loved his nickname, "The Toy Cannon". He tells how he got that nickname in this book too. If you liked 70's baseball and want to get some first hand in sight, this is a good book to read.
  • Adaly
as a 10 yr old boy, I had the chance to see Jimmy Wynn hit a home run off of Chris Short at Old Connie Mack Stadium on May 13, 1966. The ball cleared the left field roof and as of today February 11, 2017, I believe it is still traveling up. His book was fabulous. It was as if Mr. Wynn was sitting next to me telling me his story. To the authors, a well done job.
  • Taur
When I saw the relatively steep purchase price of this book, I hesitated. However, I'm glad that I let my interest in learning more about one of baseball's underrated legends win out. Wynn and his co-writer do a fine job of mixing in his personal accounts with actual facts and major events of the 1950s thru the 1970s eras which spanned his professional playing days.

While serious baseball fans will notice a few errors in accuracy--most glaringly his claim that Henry Aaron tied Babe Ruth's career home record near the close of the 1973 season--that was number 713--the engaging writing style compels the reader to finish. Wynn's story is inspirational, and I highly recommend it.
  • Bloodfire
Wynn's "call-'em-like-I-see-em" autobiography is well written and will be a treat for all baseball fans. The Toy Cannon fires away at a wide range of subjects and recounts with great clarity and passion his rapid ascent into the big leagues and how he came to be Houston's all-time home run leader upon his departure from the club following the 1973 season, although by no means did his baseball career--or life story--end there.

Wynn and co-writer Bill McCurdy have put together a great story with much of interest for baseball fans of all ages and persuasions: the life of a young African-American playing minor-league baseball in the deep South, the travails of a slugger looking to go deep inside the pitching-friendly confines of the Houston Astrodome, the thrill of reaching the World Series only to be derailed by a baseball juggernaut.

A colorful, assured figure in his playing days, Wynn has lost none of the vigor and vitality which helped make him a baseball star. He remains as outspoken today as he was undersized in his playing prime. A good and entertaining read, this is a baseball book truly deserving of a place of honor on the bookshelves of the library in your home.