Early Wynn Jr., nicknamed "Gus", was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. During a 25-year baseball career, he pitched for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. Armed with a powerful fastball and a hard-nosed attitude, he was identified as one of the most intimidating pitchers in the game. He won the 1959 Cy Young Award. He finished with exactly 300 career wins; he had spent several months in pursuit of his 300th win.
Wynn served as a coach and broadcaster in the major leagues after his retirement as a player. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. He was included on the 1999 The Sporting News list of the 100 greatest players in baseball history.