One of the original five inductees in the Hall in 1936, Cy Young’s name is synonymous with pitching excellence. Breaking into the majors with the 1890 Cleveland Spiders, Cy Young would spend 21 years toiling on mostly mediocre (and sometimes terrible) teams. His only World Championship came in 1903 with the Boston Americans. But, he would craft a career of individual excellence, winning 94 more games than his closest competitor, Walter Johnson, and completing 103 more than runner-up Pud Galvin. Both are records that, in the light of modern baseball pitching philosophy, are safely unbreakable.
Cy Young is buried in the heart of Amish country and his former home is now the general store that serves the 10 homes that make up the community.
August 19, 2011