38 Facts About AL Cy Young

1. AL Cy Young was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937 and was one of the first athletes to donate mementos to Cooperstown.

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2. On July 19, 1910, AL Cy Young became the first pitcher to win 500 games.

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3. In 1908, at the age of 41, AL Cy Young became the oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter, his third of his career.

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4. At the plate, AL Cy Young had just one hit but drove in three runs.

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5. AL Cy Young was a member of the Perfectos for two seasons before leaving for the American League.

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6. AL Cy Young threw his first no-hitter in 1897 against the Cincinnati Reds, but the milestone was not without controversy.

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7. AL Cy Young played for many amateur baseball leagues during his youth, including a "semi-pro" Carrollton team in 1888.

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8. AL Cy Young was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.

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9. AL Cy Young pitched three no-hitters in his career, including a perfect game, considered to be the first in the era of modern baseball.

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10. AL Cy Young threw the first pitch of the modern World Series in 1903, eventually helping the Red Sox knock off the Pittsburgh Pirates in eight games.

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11. AL Cy Young won the 1903 World Series and was five times the league leader in wins.

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12. AL Cy Young still holds the record for most consecutive innings without a hit at 25.1.

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13. AL Cy Young still holds the record for most innings pitched, seven thousand three hundred and fifty-six, and the most games started, eight hundred and fifteen.

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14. AL Cy Young held the record for most strikeouts at the time of his retirement.

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15. AL Cy Young set numerous records that year including the longest streak of consecutive innings without giving up a hit, twenty-five.

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16. AL Cy Young proved a dominant force in his new league and led it in wins, strikeouts and earned run average, the triple crown of pitching.

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17. AL Cy Young was transferred, along with the rest of the Spiders star players, to St Louis Perfectos after the Cleveland Spiders owner bought the team.

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18. In 1897, AL Cy Young pitched his first no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds.

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19. AL Cy Young retired after the 1911 season with 511 career wins.

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20. AL Cy Young was traded back to Cleveland before the 1909 season, this time to the Cleveland Naps of the American League.

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21. On September 18, 1897, AL Cy Young pitched the first no-hitter of his career in a game against the Cincinnati Reds.

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22. In 1890, AL Cy Young signed for $500 with the Cleveland Spiders, which had moved up from the American Association to the National League the previous year.

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23. AL Cy Young began his professional career in 1889 with the Canton, Ohio team of the Tri-State League, a professional minor league.

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24. AL Cy Young stopped going to school after he finished 6th grade.

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25. AL Cy Young was born in Gilmore, Ohio, a farming community in eastern Ohio.

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26. AL Cy Young had 76 career shutouts, the fourth most in history.

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27. AL Cy Young was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

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28. Denton True "Cy" AL Cy Young was an American baseball player who was a pitcher for five different professional baseball teams from 1890 to 1911.

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29. AL Cy Young played in an era before all-star teams were chosen and post-season awards distributed, but in 1955 he received a singular, posthumous honor.

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30. AL Cy Young set the then-record of 45 consecutive scoreless innings; and pitched 24 consecutive no-hit innings.

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31. AL Cy Young was truly the toast of the town in Boston at the beginning of the 20th century.

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32. AL Cy Young went back to his farm in tiny Peoli, Ohio, near Newcomerstown.

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33. AL Cy Young dispelled the talk that he was washed up, and became one of the new league's biggest stars.

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34. AL Cy Young was one of three pitchers who dominated the 1890s, along with Kid Nichols and Amos Rusie.

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35. AL Cy Young was one of the few pitchers who did as well after the change as before.

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36. AL Cy Young won the first game of the championship series against Boston, the spring champs, but the Spiders lost the rest of the games.

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37. AL Cy Young pitched his first major league game on August 6, 1890.

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38. AL Cy Young spent two more years playing semi-pro ball, pitching and playing second base in 1889 for a team in New Athens that won its local championship.

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