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Cy Young

Cy Young
MLB Player information
NameCy Young
PositionPitcher
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutAugust 6, 1890 for the Cleveland Spiders
Last MLB appearanceOctober 11, 1911 for the Boston Rustlers
Career statistics
Win loss record511 316
Earned run average2.63
Strikeouts2803
Teams
* Cleveland Spiders (1890 - 1898) * St. Louis Perfectos (1899 - 1900) * Boston Americans / Red Sox (1901 - 1908) * Cleveland Naps (1909 - 1911) * Boston Rustlers (1911)
Hall of Fame date1937

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Denton True "Cy" Young (March 29, 1867 November 4, 1955) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his 22-year baseball career (1890-1911), he pitched for five different teams. Young was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. One year after Young's death, the Cy Young Award was created to honor the previous season's best pitcher.

Young established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for a century. Young compiled 511 wins, 94 ahead of Walter Johnson, who is second on the list of most wins in Major League history.

In addition to wins, Young still holds the Major League records for most career innings pitched (7,355), most career games started (815), and most complete games (749). He also retired with 316 losses, the most in MLB history. Young's 76 career shutouts are fourth all-time. He also won at least 30 games in a season five times, with ten other seasons of 20 or more wins. In addition, Young pitched three no-hitters, including the third perfect game in baseball history, first in baseball's "modern era". In 1999, 88 years after his final Major League appearance and 44 years after his death, editors at The Sporting News ranked Cy Young 14th on their list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players". That same year, baseball fans named him to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.

Young's career started in 1890 with the Cleveland Spiders. After eight years with the Spiders, Young was moved to St. Louis in 1899. After two years there, Young jumped to the newly-created American League, joining the Boston franchise. He was traded back to Cleveland in 1909, before spending the final two months of his career with the Boston Rustlers. After his retirement, Young went back to his farm in Ohio, where he stayed until his death at age 88 in 1955.


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