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Young, Cy

Born: 1867 AD
Died: 1955 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

1867 – Denton True Young was an American baseball pitcher  born on the 29th day of March this year in Gilmore, Ohio.


1890 – He began his major league career with the Cleveland Spiders.


1893 – The pitching mound was placed 60 feet 6 inches from home plate. He was one of the few pitchers whose statistical performance did not suffer because of the move.


1891 – Between this year and 1896, Young averaged 415 innings per season and he still holds the record for complete games with 749.


1899 – He played for St. Louis this year and 1900.


1900 – They had become Cardinals.


1901 – He won this year AL Triple Crown for Pitchers. The annual award given for the pitcher of the year in each league was named the Cy Young Award.


1901 – He left St. Louis and jumped to the newly formed American League.


1903 – He won one championship in this year as a member of the Boston Americans.


1908 – He was honored on August 13 of this year. No American League games were played on that day and a group of All-Stars from the league’s other teams gathered in Boston to play against Young and the Red Sox.


1937 – He was inducted in The Baseball Hall of Fame this year.


1955 – On the 4th day of November this year, he died in Newcomerstown, where the local park bears his name and a memorial to the pitcher stands.


1993 – The Northeastern University unveiled a statue of Young outside the Cabot Center, one of its athletic complexes.