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Archive for March 28th, 2020

NHL update regarding Player activity & movement during 2019-20 Season Pause

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today announced the following update regarding Player activity and movement during season pause:

 

  • Effective immediately, Players can opt to return home (outside of the Club’s home city, including outside of North America, to the extent flights are available).

 

  • The self-quarantine period should continue within the Player’s home through and including Friday, March 27, unless a longer period may be required in accordance with local mandates related to travel. Players should continue to report immediately any symptoms or testing results to Club medical staff.

 

  • At the end of the self-quarantine period, and depending on world developments between now and then, consideration will be given to allowing the opening of Club facilities to Players in scheduled and coordinated small groups for voluntary training and care of the Players on the same basis as in the off-season.

 

  • Our objective will be that, in addition to continuing regular updates, we will be able to provide high-level guidance on the potential of opening a training camp period roughly 45 days into the 60-day period covered by the CDC’s directive.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NHL PUBLIC RELATIONS; COURTESY NHLmedia.com

Astros fan favorite, “The Toy Cannon” Jimmy Wynn passes away at age 78

Former Astros All-Star served the organization for decades as a player and community outreach executive

March 26, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - Former Astros All-Star Jimmy Wynn passed away today. He was 78 years old. After his playing career, for several years, Wynn played an active role in the Astros community efforts. At the time of his passing, Wynn was a part of the Astros front office as Community Outreach Executive.

The Houston Astros released the following statement:

Jimmy Wynn (Astros media guide photo)

“Today, we lost a very big part of the Astros family with the passing of Jimmy Wynn. His contributions to our organization both on and off the field are too numerous to mention. As an All-Star player in the 1960’s and 70’s, Jimmy’s success on the field helped build our franchise from it’s beginnings. After his retirement, his tireless work in the community impacted thousands of young people in Houston. Although he is no longer with us, his legacy will live on at Minute Maid Park, at the Astros Youth Academy and beyond. We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife Marie, daughter, Kimberly, son, James, Jr., to the other members of his family and to his many fans and admirers.”

As a player, despite his small frame (5’9”), Wynn boasted tremendous power as a hitter and a strong throwing arm, earning him the nickname “Toy Cannon.” He made his Major League debut with the Houston Colt .45s in 1963, and ended up playing 11 seasons for the Colt .45s/Astros.

Despite playing in the cavernous, pitcher-friendly Astrodome, Wynn reached the 30-homer mark twice in his career, including a career-high 37 in 1967, his first All-Star season. He also reached 20 home runs seven times while in Houston. Other highlights included a Major League-best 148 walks in 1969 and a career-best 43 stolen bases in 1965. He also reached 100 runs scored three times as an Astro. After his last season in Houston, Wynn was the franchise leader in hits, home runs, RBI and walks. In 15 Major League seasons overall, Wynn hit 291 home runs with 964 RBI and 225 stolen bases while posting an .802 OPS.

Over the years, Wynn made hundreds of appearances while supporting the community outreach efforts of the Astros and the Astros Foundation.

On June 25, 2005, Wynn’s No. 24 jersey was officially retired by the Astros. On August 3, 2019, Wynn was inducted into the Astros Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class. Wynn was also recognized for his outstanding community work on June 24, 2011, when the Astros and Minute Maid dedicated the Jimmy Wynn Training Center, which is a state-of-the-art baseball facility located at the Astros Youth Academy.

OTHER FACTS ON WYNN’s CAREER:

*Born March 12, 1942 in Hamilton, Ohio, near Cincinnati

*MLB Statistics

Batting average .250

Home Runs 291

RBI’s 964

*TEAMS

Houston Colt 45′s/Astros `1963-1973

Los Angeles Dodgers 1974-1975

Atlanta 1976

New York Yankees 1977

Milwaukee Brewers 1977

* CAREER HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS

3-time All-Star: 1967, 1974, 1975

Houston Astros #24 Retired

Houston Astros Hall of Fame

 

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PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY ASTROS MEDIA RELATIONS; COURTESY MLBpressbox.com

 

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