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Fast Facts about Cy Young

Published: March 29, 2017 12:00 AM

FULL NAME: Denton True Young

BORN: March 29, 1867, Gilmore, Ohio

DIED: November 4, 1955, Newcomerstown, Ohio

SUMMARY

Height: 6'"

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Weight: 210

Threw: Right

Position: Pitcher

Got the nickname "Cy' because of his cyclone-like fastball.

Made his major league debut at the age of 23 for Cleveland against Chicago. In that debut, he pitched a three-hitter and won the game 8-1.

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He pitched for 22 years and won 511 games which are still records today.

He also holds the record for most losses in a career with 313.

He holds the major league record for complete games with 751.

He holds the major league record for innings pitched with 7,356.

He is fourth on the all-time list of shutouts with 76.

He won 20 or more games in sixteen seasons.

He won 30 or more games in five seasons.

He started 40 or more games eleven times in his career.

For the decade of the 1890s, he averaged 27 wins and a 3.05 ERA.

For the decade of the 1900s, he averaged 27 wins and a 2.12 ERA.

He pitched three no-hitters, including one perfect game.

He led the league in shutouts seven times.

He led the league in wins four times.

He had a career ERA of 2.63.

Has an award named after him that is given annually to the best pitchers in the American and National Leagues.

Was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937.

 

--Information obtained from the official Cy Young website.


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