Today we say Happy Baseball Birthday to the "Toy Cannon," Jimmy Wynn.
Jimmy Wynn was born on March 12, 1942, in Hamilton, Ohio, just outside Cincinnati.
Wynn was signed by the Reds as a free agent in 1962, and made his big league debut on July 10th, 1963, with the Houston Colt 45s.
Jimmy Wynn would slam massive home runs...tape measures...even though he was just 5 foot, 8 inches tall, and being so small he, became known as the "Toy Cannon" because of the sound the ball made coming off Wynn's bat.
In 15 years of big league baseball, Wynn smashed 291 home runs, with 964 RBI, 1,665 hits, 1,105 runs scored, and 1,224 bases on balls in 6,653 at bats in 1,920 games played.
Happy Birthday Jimmy!