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Cy Young

MLB Pitcher Cy Young

Full Name: Denton True Young
Profession: MLB Pitcher

United States of America

Why Famous: His 511 wins are the most in Major League history.

During his career he established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for a century.

A year after his death, the Cy Young Award was created to honor the previous season's best pitcher.

Born: March 29, 1867
Birthplace: Gilmore, Ohio, USA
Star Sign: Aries

Died: November 4, 1955 (aged 88)

Events in the Life of Cy Young

  • 1890-08-06 Future Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young throws 3-hit ball in his MLB debut for the Cleveland Spiders in 8-1 win vs Chicago Colts
  • 1891-05-01 Legendary pitcher Cy Young wins first game played at Cleveland's League Park; Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3
  • 1901-07-12 Cy Young wins his 300th game
  • 1903-10-01 First Baseball World Series game ever played; Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Americans 7-3 at Huntington Avenue; Jimmy Sebring hits first home run; Deacon Phillippe is winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser
  • 1904-05-05 Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in "modern" baseball for Boston Americans against Philadelphia Athletics's (3-0)
  • 1905-07-04 Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Rube Waddell (A's) and Cy Young (Boston) matchup in 20-inning classic, A's win 4-2
  • 1908-06-30 Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0
  • 1908-08-13 Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team
  • 1909-02-18 Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps
  • 1910-07-19 Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings
  • 1911-09-12 Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0
  • 1911-09-22 Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511
  • 1911-10-06 Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game
  • 1912-03-15 Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins
  • 1921-07-29 Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn
  • 1937-01-19 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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