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Cy Young

MLB Pitcher Cy Young

Full Name: Denton True Young
Profession: MLB Pitcher

United States of America

Biography: 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)

Historical Events

  • 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 as the Boston Americans beat Philadelphia Athletics, 3-0
  • 1905-07-04 Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Rube Waddell (A's) and Cy Young (Boston) matchup in 20-inning classic; Philadelphia win, 4-2
  • 1908-06-30 At 41 years, 3 months future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young becomes oldest player to record a third career no-hitter as Boston Red Sox beat NY Highlanders, 8-0
  • 1908-08-13 Future Baseball HOF pitcher Cy Young's career is celebrated with special day in his name in Boston; he pitches briefly for Red Sox against an All-Star team
  • 1909-02-18 Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps
  • 1910-07-19 Cy Young wins the 500th game of his Baseball HOF career as the Cleveland Naps beat Washington Senators, 5 - 2, in 11 innings; only pitcher in MLB history to reach milestone
  • 1911-09-12 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers dual for final time; Boston Rustlers' Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of the Giants; NY wins, 11-2
  • 1911-09-22 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0 at Forbes Field for his final career victory, number 511
  • 1911-10-06 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young's MLB farewell appearance is a letdown; loses 13-3 to Brooklyn Dodgers in his 906th game
  • 1912-03-15 Legendary pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511-315 win-loss record
  • 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
  • 1968-07-24 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game breaking Cy Young's record for pitching appearances

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