Cy Young

Cy Young

Original Name Denton True Young
Gilmore, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Nov 1955 (aged 88)
Newcomerstown, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA
Burial Peoli, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 1251 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. He was one of the most dominate pitchers of all time in baseball history. Born Denton True Young in Gilmore, Ohio, he acquired the nickname "Cy" while playing in the minor leagues due to the damage his fastball did to baseball field fences (they were said to look like "they had been hit by a cyclone"). On August 6, 1890, he made his debut as a right handed pitcher for the Cleveland Spiders. For 22 seasons, he played for the Cleveland Spiders 1890 to 1898, St Louis Perfectos 1899 to 1900, Boston Red Sox 1901 to 1908, Cleveland Naps 1909 to 1910 and Boston Rustlers in 1911. He holds the record for All-Time pitching victories with 511, innings pitched with 7,355, and he pitched three no-hitters, plus one perfect game. He also won at least 30 games in a season five times, with ten seasons of 20 or more wins. He ended his career with 511 wins, 316 loss, 749 complete games, 76 shutouts, 17 saves, 2,803 strikeouts and a 2.63 earned run average. In 1937, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Cy Young Award which is presented to the best pitchers in both leagues each year is named in his honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cy Young (29 Mar 1867–4 Nov 1955), Find a Grave Memorial no. 1251, citing Peoli Cemetery, Peoli, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .