Jul 27, 2012

Short Time Late Sixties Mets Pitcher: Billy Wynne (1967)

Billy Vernon Wynne was born on July 31, 1943 in Williamston, South Carolina. He was signed by the New York Mets in 1965 going 6-1 in the minors in 1966. The next season he was 7-6 at AAA Jacksonville allowing more hits (124) than innings pitched (134).

Thee six foot three, right hander made his debut at Shea Stadium in early August 1967 as a reliever and would pitch in only six games in his Mets career. He had no decisions & posted a 3.12 ERA in over eight innings pitched. His biggest claim to fame in Mets history was getting traded to the White Sox along with Tommy Davis & Jack Fisher for 1969 Mets heroes, Tommie Agee & Al Weis.

In 1969 he went 7-7 on a fifth place White Sox team and was the only pitcher on the staff with a .500 record. He went 1-4 the next year and was traded to the California Angels with Ken Berry and Syd O'Brien for Tom Bradley, Tom Egan and Jay Johnstone. He played his last season in 1971, finishing his career 8-11 with a 4.33 ERA.

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