Cy Young

Cy Young
Birthdate 3/29/1867
Death Date 11/4/1955
Debut Year 1890
Year of Induction 1937
Teams Americans, Cardinals, Naps, Perfectos, Red Sox, Rustlers, Spiders
Position Pitcher

Cy Young remains #1 in MLB history in games started, innings, complete games, wins, & losses. His 511 victories are 94 more than #2 on the list.

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Cy Young and Bill Dinneen combined to push Boston to the first World Series crown

Cy Young and Bill Dinneen combined to push Boston to the first World Series crown

The inaugural World Series in 1903 featured the Boston Americans — renamed the Red Sox in 1907 — and the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1953 baseball decided to have a Golden Jubilee in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Series. In the collection is a baseball signed at that reunion with
Fred Clarke was the player/manager of the Pirates in the first World Series

Fred Clarke was the player/manager of the Pirates in the first World Series

The other four signatures on the ball commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first World Series are shown here. Hall of Fame Pirate left fielder and manager Fred Clarke has signed at the top of the quartet. Still the Pittsburgh franchise record holder for wins by a manager, Clarke guided his team
Boston overcame an outstanding performance from Pittsburgh's Deacon Phillippe to win the Series

Boston overcame an outstanding performance from Pittsburgh's Deacon Phillippe to win the Series

Cy Young started the first World Series game in baseball history. He faced off against six-time 20-game winner, Deacon Phillippe. In that 1903 tilt, he bested the immortal Cy Young. Phillippe’s 44 innings pitched in the inaugural Fall Classic remain tops in the record books. A winner of three pos
The Cy Young Award is given annually to the best pitcher in each league

The Cy Young Award is given annually to the best pitcher in each league

Denton True “Cy” Young won an astounding 511 games in his remarkable 22-year Hall of Fame career. He remains baseball’s all-time leader in wins, losses, starts, complete games, innings pitched, and batters faced. In 1956, Major League Baseball began the Cy Young Award. From 1956-19
Bob Feller was in his final season when the Cy Young Award was originated

Bob Feller was in his final season when the Cy Young Award was originated

Cy Young pitched from 1890-1911 and won 511 games. When Young died in 1955 baseball commissioner Ford Frick decided to annually honor the best pitcher in the big leagues with the Cy Young Award. Shown here is an 8×10 photo of an aging Cy Young with Indians great Bob Feller. The Cleveland pitche

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Living on America’s frontier cost Deadball Era star Charles “Deacon” Phillippe a chance at Cooperstown

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Pitcher Deacon Phillippe

A career worthy of Cooperstown review Deadball Era star Charles “Deacon” Phillippe pitched in more than 450 professional games in a career that almost never happened. Born less than a decade after the end of the US Civil War, Phillippe grew up on the outskirts of the American frontier, beyond the reach of pro baseball. His big league talent undiscovered, Phillippe had to wait until just before his 27th birthday to throw his first pitch in the majors. Once he reached baseball’s highest level, Phillippe made an immediate impact, topping the 20-win plateau in each of his first five seasons. A control artist, Phillippe’s career walk-per-nine-innings rate is the lowest since the pitching distance moved to 60’6″. Phillippe’s glove work was also top-tier. His career fielding percentage was 23 points above the league average. As a hitter, he topped the .200 mark 8 of his 13 seasons. In 1910 the 39-year old Phillippe became the first pitcher to hit an inside-the-park grand slam. More than a century later Mel Stottlemeyre is the only moundsman to match the feat. The forgotten Deadball Era star also has an impressive postseason pedigree. The winner of baseball’s first World Series game, his performance in […]

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