Cy Young (baseball player)

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cy Young
Cy Young by Conlon, 1911-crop.jpg
Born: March 29, 1867
Gilmore , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States 
Died on: November 4, 1955
Newcomerstown , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States 
Suggested: Right Threw: Right
Debut in Major League Baseball
August 6,  1890  with the Cleveland Spiders
Last MLB assignment
October 6,  1911  with the Boston Rustlers
MLB statistics
(until end of career)
Wins - Losses    511-316
Earned Run Average    2.63
Strikeouts    2,803


MLB records

  • 511 victories
  • 316 defeats
  • 7354 23 innings pitched
  • 815 games as a starter
  • 749 complete games
member of
☆☆☆Baseball Hall of Fame☆☆☆
Recorded     1937
Quota    76.12%

Denton True "Cy" Young (born March 29, 1867 in Gilmore , Ohio , † November 4, 1955 in Newcomerstown , Ohio) was an American baseball player and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the position of pitcher .


Cy Young began his career as a pitcher with the Cleveland Spiders in the National League on August 6, 1890. In 1899 he moved to the St. Louis Perfectos , who were renamed Cardinals a year later. In Cleveland, he exceeded the limit of 30 wins in three seasons (1892: 36, 1893: 34, 1895: 35). With the exception of 1900, he has had at least 20 victories per season since 1891. In 1901 he moved to the newly formed American League and played there until 1908 with the Boston Red Sox . Again, he won more than 30 games in his first two seasons. With a total of five seasons with over 30 wins, Cy Young is the sole leader in this category.

In 1903 he won the championship in the American League with the Boston Americans. Young then became the first pitcher to ever throw a ball in the competition in the first ever World Series . The first game won the Pittsburgh Pirates , but the series decided Boston 5-3 for themselves. After losing in Game 1, Cy Young won his other two games.

On May 5, 1904, Young threw a perfect game against the Oakland Athletics and their pitcher Rube Waddell . Young later said this was his biggest day in baseball. In his next game against the Detroit Tigers , Young threw another seven innings without allowing a base hit. With a total of 24 1/3 consecutive innings without a basehit, Young set a record that is still valid today. He threw 45 innings in a row without admitting an opposing point. That record was broken by Don Drysdale with 58 innings in 1968 .

In 1909 Young moved to the Cleveland Naps . His last post took him back to the National League with the Boston Rustlers . There he played on October 6, 1911 against the Brooklyn Dodgers his last in the MLB. Cy Young lost 3:13 in his 911 game against Eddie Dent .

At the age of 44 he ended his career with a total of 511 victories, which is almost 100 victories ahead of the second in this category. Its 749 complete games are also unsurpassed. This record is likely to last forever, as substitute throwers are used much more frequently in baseball today than at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries.

In 1937 Young was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame . In 1955 he died at the age of 88. In 1956 the Cy Young Award was given to the best pitcher of the season in memory of the great pitcher. Until 1966 this award was given for the entire Major League, since 1967 an award has been given for the American and National League. The Sporting News voted him 14th among the 100 best baseball players of the century in 1999 .

His stations as a player

His stations as a manager

Web links

Commons : Cy Young  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files