Denton True Young, better known as "Cy" Young, was a Major League baseball pitcher and a long-time resident of Newcomerstown who is arguably one of the greatest pitchers of all time.
The right-hander won 511 games in his 22-years in the Major Leagues which is 94 more than any other pitcher in the history of the MLB.
Young recorded five 30-win seasons in his hall-of-fame career including the years of 1892, 1893 and 1895 with the Cleveland Spiders and 1901-1902 with the Boston Americans.
In his 22 years in the MLB, Young recorded 15 different 20 or more win seasons with four different teams.
He spent the first nine years of his tenure with the Spiders and had one of his best seasons in 1902.
In his third year with Cleveland, Young posted a career high 36 wins with only 12 losses while recording 48 complete games, nine shutouts, 168 strikeouts and a stellar 1.93 earned run average.
Following his nine years with Cleveland, the Spider's owner Frank Robison bought out the St. Louis Browns and renamed the team the "Perfectos" with Young and the other top players from Cleveland being transferred to the St. Louis team.
Young spent the 1899 and 1900 seasons in St. Louis where he had two more impressive seasons.
In 1899, he finished with a 26-16 record posting a 2.58 earned run average. The following season would be the first time Young did not have more wins than losses. He finished the 1900 season at 19-19 with a 3.00 ERA.
Following his short two-year stint with the Perfectos, Young signed with the Boston Americans and spent the next eight seasons of his career in the American League.
Young's best season with Boston came in 1901 when he led in strikeouts, wins and ERA. This marked the first year of the American League and he represented the AL in a big way winning the Triple Crown.
Two seasons later, Young won a pair of decisions in the first modern World Series, pacing Boston to the title.
If his resume wasn't already impressive enough, the right-handed hurler tossed the first ever perfect game of the 20th century on May 5, 1904.
In Young's eight years with Boston, he finished with 192 wins and 112 losses with a 2.00 ERA before returning to Cleveland where he pitched parts three years for the "Naps."
In his return to Cleveland Ohio, the pitcher averaged a 2.50 earned run average and his overall record broke even at 29-29 in parts of three seasons.
The pitcher hurled the last half of the 1911 season with the Boston Rustlers where he averaged the highest ERA of his career at 3.71 and decided to retire at the age of 45 at the end of the season.
Young notched three total no-hitters throughout his time in the MLB. He was the oldest pitcher to ever throw a "no-no" at the age of 41 in the 1908 season for the Boston Red Sox.
His record still stands for innings pitched with 7,356 in his career.
He also still holds the records games started (815), complete games (749) and total wins (511).
The pitcher finished his career in the MLB with an overall record of 511-316 with an ERA of 2.63 and totaled 2,803 strikeouts.
Young was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.
In 1956, Ford Frick, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball at the time, started the "Cy Young" award in honor of the pitcher's career, which was given to the single best pitcher in baseball.
Following Frick's retirement in 1967, William Eckert took over as the new Commissioner of Baseball and started the tradition of awarding the Cy Young honors to the best pitcher in the American League and the National League.
After retiring at the age of 45 in the year of 1911, Young's legacy is still one of the greatest of all time.