Jimmy Wynn
1942 - 2020
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Jimmy Wynn was a center fielder for the Houston Astros and other Major League Baseball teams from 1963 to 1977.

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Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Mar. 27, 2020.
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April 15, 2020
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man, who will be remembered for his contribution to the athletic world. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.
April 11, 2020
My condolences to the Wynn family and friends. The "Toy Cannon" was a great player. May God and fond memories provide comfort to your family today, tomorrow, and always.
April 10, 2020
He was one of my favorite players
Jules Desio
April 8, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jimmy (Toy Cannon) Wynn. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding sustain, console, and comfort you helping you to treasure the life he lived.
April 5, 2020
Our family offers our deepest condolences to the Wynn family. I will always remember the summer of 1999. Jimmy while shopping with his wife in the Galleria, took the time to give my son, a signed autograph b/w photo. Thanks for being a true CHAMP! R.I.P.
HCSO Deputy M.K. Johnson
March 31, 2020
My condolences to the family and friends of Jimmy Wynn
March 30, 2020
I'm extending my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Wynn. May you find comfort in knowing God cares for you and will help you during this time of grief and sorrow.
March 30, 2020
I am so sorry about the loss of Jimmy. The Wynn family has my deepest condolences. He was truly an All Star! As the days, weeks and months pass during this difficult time, may you continue to be surrounded and comforted with the love and support that is needed and by fond memories of him.
Jenee
March 30, 2020
You are to be admired for your accomplishments on and off the field. May your family be comforted during this difficult time.
Don
March 30, 2020
My condolences to the family of Jimmy Wynn, I am very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with all of you as you grieve.
March 30, 2020
Sorry to hear of the loss.
Ann Stokman
March 30, 2020
My son Michael and I will never forget the numerous conversations we had with Jimmy. He always gave Michael great advice. He was genuine and it was truly a pleasure to have known him.
RIP Jimmy. Thanks for the memories!
Mark Reed
Friend
March 29, 2020
The "Toy Cannon" was the best. Always smiling and when he put the bat on the ball is when the fun started. No baseball player ever derived the power the cannon did and everyone stopped what they were doing to watch him. Universally restected and loved, he was pure fun.
Top Erwin
March 29, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family.
May the God of unconditional love,
console your grieving heart during
the loss of your dear beloved one.
My sincere and heartfelt prayers
are with the family.

TE, New Orleans, Louisiana
March 29, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the Wynn family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this extremely difficult time.
March 28, 2020
My condolences to family, friends and fans at the loss of this all around powerhouse ball player...he was truly great at it all. May we all find comfort during this time of sorrow. Psalm 68:20
Sylvia Colston
March 28, 2020
The "Toy Cannon," Jimmy Wynn, was a Great ball player. I had the privilege of seeing hit two homers in Pittsburgh one Saturday many years ago. Rest In Peace Jimmy and condolences to his family.
Gary Rogers
March 28, 2020
I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Wynn and Marie years ago serving them at Goode Company Seafood. He always sought me out and was the kindest man, not just the most beloved Astro. Love to Marie
Denise Penick
March 28, 2020
RIP Jimmy Cincinnati was proud of you.
Ron Parks
Acquaintance
March 28, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences to the Wynn Family, May The God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with loving kindness and strength as you cope with the loss in your lives. Jimmy will be missed.
QbRY
March 28, 2020
I really enjoyed watching you when you played in MLB. Congrats on your promotion! RIP Blessings
Gerald Oliver
March 28, 2020
I saw Jimmy the toy cannon hit one over the center field wall at Forbes field in Pittsburgh in the late 60's. 457 ft to the wall and he cleared it easily. Tremendous power for a man of his stature. He was a great man on and off the field.
Bill Shea
March 28, 2020
I am sorry regarding the loss of your loved one
Baseball is an sport that many people love, I'm sure your loved had the same love, as he preformed in it. May the God of Comfort, comfort the family, during this difficult time.
March 28, 2020
Please allow me to express my deepest condolences for your loss. I pray that the God of all comfort grant you peace at this time.
March 28, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. Many friends and fans will miss Jimmy. At this difficult time, may God give you comfort and peace.
Mary Smith
March 28, 2020
The Toy Cannon. I'd stay up late into night as a kid in the sixties listening to Astros games on KRLD, Dallas, and Jimmy Wynn was an idol to me. My great uncle worked in the Astrodome and as he was running the warning path before a Dodgers game, Jimmy Wynn came to the wall to sign a baseball I retrieved from the left field stands which he had "homered" in batting practice. I remember him as a quiet, unassuming gentleman who let his bat and fielding do the talking.
Chris
March 28, 2020
Wonderful person!
Hope is to continue believing in God!
This man was great to everyone!
March 28, 2020
Condolences to the family and friends of
Mr. Jimmy(Toy Cannon)Wynn.

God has brought to Heaven another wonderful man and player for his baseball team
Rory W
March 28, 2020
Jimmy was my favorite Astro in that era.I remember going to the dome as a kid and the first thing I always looked for was the seat in the gold section with the toy cannon painted on it along with the red rooster one. Always loved it when he was on Astro telecast in later years. He will be truly missed. RIP Jimmy.
Randy Hebert
Friend
March 28, 2020
I remember seeing Mr.Wynn in the dome back in 1967, when the Braves and future home run king Hank Aaron were in town. He made it a special day 2fold, by treating us to a grand slam in the eighth wonder of the world.He was truly blessed athleticly, and his passing once again reminds us of the only thing that really matters for all of us. May all who read this tribute know the blessed assurance of being truly ready for our arrival into eternity by knowing the God Who inhabits it.......Matthew 11:28-30.......Romans 10:9-13.
Jim Martin
March 28, 2020
To Mr Wynns family and friends, I extended my warm condolences. May God provide your family with the peace and comfort needed to endure this difficult moment, sincerely.
March 28, 2020
To Mr Wynns family I offer my condolences for your loss. May the Creator of all things comfort you at this time.
Steele
March 28, 2020
With sincere condolences. May the God of comfort give you peace in this difficult time.
March 27, 2020
Toy Cannon, will be missed by the Baseball World. Rest in Peace my Brother.

Jim Landreau
James Doyle Landreau
March 27, 2020
Jimmy was my first sports idol; he was my guy. I kept the transistor radio close to my ear at night, not wanting to miss any of his at-bats. Dignified, competitive, talented. Thanks for making my childhood so much better.
Stephen Tiemann
Acquaintance
March 27, 2020
john Lawssom
March 27, 2020
I'm a big Dodgers fan and remember The Toy Cannon when he played for the 1970's. Boy, when he got ahold of a pitch, he could drive it out of Dodger Stadium as if he was Willie Stargell or Willie McCovey. Condolences to Jimmy's family and R.I.P. Jimmy!!
Luis Gonzales
March 27, 2020
Gregg Schultheiss
March 27, 2020
Godspeed Jimmy, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful baseball memories. Forever, "The Toy Cannon".
Harry Simpson
March 27, 2020
Tremendous power bat and great mechanics, from his famously stocky build. One of the coolest nicknames, too!

Watched Jim, with admiration, in the days when he played for Houston. Became an even bigger fan when he arrived in LA in '74, as I lived in SoCal at the time. His presence in the Dodger lineup, where he added much needed "pop," was key in their NL flag winning 102 win season.

Will review the awe-inspiring video of Jim's legendary shot at Crosley Field, and will also take some time to remember and appreciate a great Major Leaguer and a great man.

Thanks for the memories, and the wonderful play, Jim. Safe at home.
March 27, 2020
I remember when you played with the Astros, LA Dodgers in the '74 WS, the Braves, and as a Yankee in '77 you hit a Homerun in Yankee stadium you only had 1, then traded to the Brewers, but you were a part of the Bronx Zoo! Rest in peace Toy Cannon...


Peter F J Lieggi
March 27, 2020
I enjoyed watching The Toy Cannon play. He was A Blast!!! R.I.P. Big Man......
Dwaine Johnson
March 27, 2020
I was proud to call Jimmy a teammate and a friend. What a great group of players to be a part of beginning for me in 1969. Truly a family. I hadn't seen him for quite a while but I am really grieving at the thought of Jimmy Wynn being gone. Absent from the body, at home with The Lord.
Tom Griffin
Coworker
March 27, 2020
WOW!!! THE TOY CANNON from Cincinnati. Ah. Remember him well. And to think that he was able to do what he did while playing all those years in the Astrodome, one of the biggest ball parks in baseball at that time. RIP Mr. Toy Cannon. You played the game the way it was supposed to be played.
Dana G
March 27, 2020
Rest in peace you were a great baseball player you will be missed.
Rich Montoya
March 27, 2020
toy cannon ! what a player
BUD GARRETT
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