Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1972
Ross Youngs was a stocky, hard-hitting, fierce-running and tough-sliding right fielder for the champion Giants of the 1920s. Aggressive and consistent, he was called "the greatest outfielder I ever saw," by manager John McGraw. Youngs hit over .300 for seven straight seasons and compiled a career average of .322. He led National League outfielders in assists on three occasions. A kidney disorder ended his career in 1926 and resulted in his premature death at the age of 30.