Alex Belth at Bronx Banter has a feature up today on Jimmy “The Toy Cannon” Wynn.
When I hear Wynn’s name, I think of 1977. The Yankees had acquired the (then) 35-year old to be their DH that season. Wynn cracked a homer on Opening Day at the Stadium in 1977 – and it was looking like the Yankees had a find.
But, he tanked from there and was a bust. That tater in the Bronx at the Opener would be the last one in the Toy Cannon’s career.
The Yankees released Wynn on July 14, 1977.