Denton True "Cy" Young was born in March 29, 1867, on a farm near Gilmore. He was the son of McKenzie and Nancy Young. Cy had four brothers and one sister.
He married his childhood sweetheart, Robba Miller, at 10a.m.on Nov. 8, 1892, at Peoli.
In his youth, on the farm, he played baseball for the love of the game- a quality that stayed with him throughout his long life.
He began his major league career in 1890 with the Cleveland Spiders where his fastball earned him the nickname of "The Canton Cyclone," which later was shortened to "Cy."
His pay at the time was $40 per season. When he went with the Boston Stockings in 1901, at the age of 34, his pay was $3,500 per season.
Pitching for Cleveland, St. Louis, and Boston, his record of 511 victories in 912 games will never be surpassed.
His total of 3,508 strike-outs in 22 years and 751 complete games including three no-hitters, one of which was a perfect game in which no man reached first base, may also stand forever.
In 1903, he won two games in a first modern World Series to help Boston win the Championship. He retired in 1911 at the end of the season.
Cy passed away Nov. 4, 1955, at the age of 88 on a farm near Peoli.
Cy and his wife, Robba Miller Young, who passed away in 1933, are buried in the Peoli Methodist Church Cemetery.