Wynn, who once said that he would hit his own mother, "depending on how she was hitting" could take it as well as dish it out! During a game in 1956, he was hit in the jaw by a line drive off the bat of Jose Valdivielso. Wynn refused to come out of the
game right away. When he finally did leave the field, he needed 16 stitches and lost seven lower teeth.
Early, who mellowed after he retired, later
became a pitching coach
with the Indians and Twins and a manager in the Twins' farm system. After retiring from coaching, Wynn became a broadcaster for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago White Sox. He was named to the Hall of Fame in 1972 and died from complications relating to a stroke on April 4th, 1999 at the age of 79.