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Jimmy Wynn Interview (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-04-14

Duration: 00:05:23

Subjects: Wynn, Jimmy, 1942- | Baseball players | Sports | Houston Astros (Baseball team)


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Wynn, Jimmy Interviewee


This segment from the April 14, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s interview with retired baseball player Jimmy Wynn, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Wynn played Major League Baseball from 1963-1977. He discusses: his early interest in baseball; his idols; his decision to play in the major leagues; his time with the Houston Astros; his “Toy Cannon” nickname; his most memorable moments; playing in the alumni game in Houston; drugs in professional sports; and his advice for kids interested in a professional baseball career.