23 Facts About Cy Young

1. Cy Young was in fact a pitcher, who led baseball during the 20th century, in four of the nine major pitching cateogories all time, Wins, Innings Pitched, Games Started, and Complete Games.

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2. Cy Young led his league in strikeouts twice, and in shutouts seven times.

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3. Cy Young won two ERA titles during his career, in 1892 and in 1901 (1.62), and was three times the runner-up.

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4. On November 4, 1955, Cy Young died on the Benedum's farm at the age of 88.

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5. Cy Young took part in many baseball events after his retirement.

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6. Cy Young was traded back to Cleveland, the place where he played over half his career, before the 1909 season, to the Cleveland Naps of the American League.

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7. At this time, Cy Young was the second-oldest player in either league.

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8. In 1908, Cy Young pitched the third no-hitter of his career.

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9. Cy Young performed better in subsequent games, winning his next two starts.

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10. In his first year in the American League, Cy Young was dominant.

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11. Cy Young left St Louis and joined the American League's Boston Americans for a $3,500 contract.

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12. Cy Young spent two years with St Louis, which is where he found his favorite catcher, Lou Criger.

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

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14. Two years after Cy Young's debut, the National League moved the pitcher's position back by 5 feet.

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15. Cy Young continued to perform at a high level during the 1890 season.

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16. Early on, Cy Young established himself as one of the harder-throwing pitchers in the game.

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17. 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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18. In that game, Cy Young played first base and had three hits in three at-bats.

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

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20. Cy Young was born in Gilmore, a tiny farming community located in Washington Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

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21. Cy Young was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.

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22. Cy Young compiled 511 wins, which is most in Major League history and 94 ahead of Walter Johnson, second on the list.

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23. Cy Young established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for over a century.

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