Youngs, Ross

Ross Middlebrook Youngs
Born: April 10, 1897, Shiner, Texas
Died: October 22, 1927, San Antonio, Texas
Played For: 
New York Giants (1917-1926)
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.

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Did You Know: 
that a photo of Ross Youngs was one of only two kept above the office desk of legendary Giants skipper John McGraw? The other was of Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson.
I believe a fellow would be better off as a hitter and as a golfer if he didn't try to have any sense at all. I think I've been trying to put more science on the ball than it will stand.