Cy Young
FameRank: 10

"MLB Records"

* 511 career wins

* 7,356 innings pitched

* 815 career games started

* 749 career complete games

* 25 consecutive hitless innings pitched

/hofdate=Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1937/1937



"Denton True" ""Cy"" "Young" (March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his 21-year baseball career (1890–1911), he pitched for five different teams. Young established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for a century. Young compiled 511 Win (baseball)/wins, which is List of Major League Baseball leaders in career wins/most in Major League history and 94 ahead of Walter Johnson who is second on the list. Young was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.

One year after Young's death, the Cy Young Award was created to honor the previous season's best pitcher.

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One of the fellows called me 'Cyclone' but finally shortened it to 'Cy' and its been that ever since.

Took it on the chin.

The one thing you have to have is patience, ... You just can't rush everything. I use myself as an example. The last couple of years have been great, but it took some time to get up to that point.

All us Youngs could throw. I used to kill squirrels with a stone when I was a kid, and my granddad once killed a turkey buzzard on the fly with a rock.

A pitcher's got to be good and he's got to be lucky to get a no hit game.

Gosh, all a kid has to do these days is spit straight and he gets forty-thousand dollars to sign.

My heart will always be with the Boston fans. I hope that everyone who truly loves me will still support me now that I won't be with the Red Sox.

Things have changed for me over the past couple of weeks, ... There's a big part of my heart that's missing now with my mother gone. I knew I pitched for her. I just didn't realize how much. You just look at things different.

[The relentless drive to prove himself, to always come out on top -- as if to validate his father's faith in him -- would win pennants and batting titles but also alienate many around him. He would be characterized as high-strung, brooding, combative, humorless.] His trouble is he takes life too seriously, ... Cobb is going at it too hard.