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Lip Man 1
09-07-2007, 11:52 AM
September 8, 1962 - Sox pitcher and future Hall Of Famer Early Wynn wins his 299th career game beating Washington 7 - 3. Wynn would throw a complete game. He would get a spring training invite for 1963 but was cut. Fortunately the Indians, the team Wynn pitched for earlier in his career, picked him up and he got the coveted 300th win on July 13th when he beat Kansas City.

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Lip

bigfoot
09-08-2007, 09:56 AM
Lip, Did Wynn start the next season with the Indians or was there a call-up/injury to account for his next win coming in July?

Brian26
09-08-2007, 10:33 AM
Cleveland signed him June 21, 1963. (courtesy Retrosheet)

It looks like he started THAT day (ironically, versus the White Sox @ Cleveland) and threw a complete game but lost. He would start only five games all season, and he only got one win (#300 finally came on July 13).

TommyJohn
09-08-2007, 10:34 AM
September 8, 1962 - Sox pitcher and future Hall Of Famer Early Wynn wins his 299th career game beating Washington 7 - 3. Wynn would throw a complete game. He would get a spring training invite for 1963 but was cut. Fortunately the Indians, the team Wynn pitched for earlier in his career, picked him up and he got the coveted 300th win on July 13th when he beat Kansas City.

http://i4.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/b3/7a/4a0f_2.JPG (http://cgi.ebay.com/1960-TOPPS-1-EARLY-WYNN-WHITE-SOX-VG_W0QQitemZ160153293418QQihZ006QQcategoryZ60488QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosti ng)

Lip

Participants in Wynn's 300th win were a few players with familiar names:
Ken Harrelson, Wayne Causey, Charley Lau and Tony LaRussa.

The losing pitcher was Moe Drabowsky, who would go on to serve up
the longest home run ever hit in Comiskey Park (Dave Nicholson) and
would finish up his career with the 1972 Dick Allen White Sox. His
career record was 88-105. Mike Royko "lauded" him as the greatest
pitcher ever produced by Ozanna, Poland.

Brian26
09-08-2007, 10:40 AM
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By the way, this is the coolest baseball card design ever. It was part of the 1960 Topps Set.

Topps has been doing a Heritage set every year since 2001, where the set includes all current players but using the old Topps card design from fifty years ago. In 2001, they re-printed the 1952 design, which was Topps inaugural year. This year, they reprinted the 1958 design. In 2009, they're going to re-print this 1960 set. It should be a fun one to collect.

voodoochile
09-08-2007, 10:40 AM
Oh how the times have changed. Now there would be a bidding war to sign him just for the drawing appeal of seeing him win 300.

Brian26
09-08-2007, 10:44 AM
Oh how the times have changed. Now there would be a bidding war to sign him just for the drawing appeal of seeing him win 300.

True. I'm looking at retrosheet to see if his first game drew a big crowd, but it only lists the attendance as 19,177.

Another indication of how times have changed: time of that game on 6/21/63 = 2hrs, 17 minutes.