Ross Youngs

Ross Youngs autograph
Birthdate 4/10/1897
Death Date 10/22/1927
Debut Year 1917
Year of Induction 1972
Teams Giants
Position Right Field

Ross “Pep” Youngs played only ten years but helped the Giants win four consecutive National League pennants and two World Series crowns.

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Ross Youngs is one of three post-1900 MLB debut HoF players whose autograph is not in the collection

Ross Youngs is one of three post-1900 MLB debut HoF players whose autograph is not in the collection

Ross Youngs was a beloved player for John McGraw’s New York Giants. Toward the end of what would be his final season in 1926, Youngs was diagnosed with a kidney ailment called Bright’s Disease. When first on the Hall of Fame ballot, Youngs received less than 5% of the baseball writers vo
Former teammate Frank Frisch vows to do a

Former teammate Frank Frisch vows to do a "thorough job" as member of HoF Vets Committee

Ross Youngs often gets lumped in with some of the least-deserving Hall of Fame selections — George Kelly, Jesse Haines, Chick Hafey, and Dave Bancroft. From 1970-1973, Cooperstown welcomed the four players and Youngs as part of the Veterans Committee selections. Each of the players was a teammate of committee chairman Frank Frisch as Youngs was from

A Story about Ross Youngs

Frankie Frisch’s Vets Committee selections defined and damaged the Hall

January 4th, 2017

Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, and Cy Young are in everyone’s Hall of Fame. Marginal players like the ones selected on Frankie Frisch’s watch on the Veterans Committee have helped define and damage the Hall of Fame.

His five most glaring selections — George Kelly, Jesse Haines, Dave Bancroft, Ross Youngs, and Chick Hafey have ignited many arguments. Here’s a big reason why: Imagine if your favorite player is Keith Hernandez and you think he should be in Cooperstown. He’s flat out a better first baseman than George Kelly. Hernandez was in fact a better player than any of the five Frisch selections. There are likely hundreds of players better than the Frisch Five.

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