We say happy # 75 to Jim Wynn, who was born in Cincinnati.
Jim broke with Houston in 1963 and became a regular in 1965 when the Astrodome opened.
Over the next 10 years, he hit 223 HR in arguably the ultimate pitcher’s park in baseball. His best season was 1967: 37 HR & 107 RBI.
Later, he played a couple of years in Los Angeles and made it to the 1974 World Series. He hit 32 HR & 108 RBI for NL Champs Dodgers.
Wynn retired with 291 HR & 964 RBI. It’s safe to say that he would have hit 400-plus career HR in any other park in the majors.
— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 10, 2017