Young, Cy

Denton TRUE Young
Born: March 29, 1867, Gilmore, Ohio
Died: November 4, 1955, Newcomerstown, Ohio
Played For: 
Cleveland Spiders (1890-1898), St. Louis Pefectos and Cardinals (1899-1900), Boston Americans, Somersets, Pilgrims and Red Sox (1901-1908), Cleveland Naps and Indians (1909-1911), Boston Braves (1911)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1937

One of the most consistent and durable pitchers the game has ever known, Denton True Cy Young won 511 games -- almost 100 more than any other pitcher in history. He won 30 games five times and topped 20 wins an astounding 15 times. In 1901, Young had his best season and became the fledgling American League's first superstar, leading the Junior Circuit in wins, strikeouts and ERA. In 1903, he won two games in the first modern World Series to help Boston to the championship.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Cy Young pitched the first perfect game in American League history when he led the Boston Red Sox to victory over Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics on May 5, 1904?
A man who isn't willing to work from dreary morn till weary eve shouldn't think about becoming a pitcher.