Today in White Sox History: September 8

Finally: Wynn wouldn’t get it with the White Sox, but his 300th arrived in 1963. (Post Cereal)


Sept. 8, 1962 — White Sox pitcher and future Hall-of-Famer Early Wynn won his 299th career game, beating the Washington Senators with a complete game, 7-3. Wynn would get a spring training invite from the White Sox in 1963, but was cut. Fortunately Cleveland, the team Wynn pitched for earlier in his career, picked him up; he got his coveted 300th win on July 13, 1963, when he beat the Kansas City A’s.

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Pointerbabe
Pointerbabe
9 months ago

Never got to see Early play but I do remember him as a color guy with Joe McConnell (I think) doing play by play. From reading the article, he was a much better ball player than he was a broadcaster.

Mark Liptak
Mark Liptak
9 months ago
Reply to  Pointerbabe

Early did work with Joe who gave him the opportunity to do play by play for an inning or so. Early was pretty poor at it to say the least.

Pointerbabe
Pointerbabe
9 months ago
Reply to  Mark Liptak

He was monotone awful IIRC.