Former Astros Star Jimmy ‘The Toy Cannon’ Wynn Dies at 78

Jimmy Wynn, the slugger who earned his nickname of “The Toy Cannon” during his days with the Houston Astros in the 1960s and ’70s has died.

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Jimmy Wynn, the slugger who earned his nickname of “The Toy Cannon” during his days with the Houston Astros in the 1960s and ’70s has died. Wynn was 78. The Astros said he died on Thursday in Houston, but did not provide further details. Just 5-foot-9, Wynn was a power-packed outfielder. He hit more than 30 homers twice with Houston, including a career-high 37 in 1967 at the pitcher-friendly Astrodome — that was the first…

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