Ross Youngs made quite an impression in his short 10-year career (1917-26) for John McGraw’s New York Giants. His hustle and aggressive hard-playing style in right field earned him the nickname “Pep” and he was known throughout the league for his defensive prowess. McGraw called him the best outfielder he had ever seen. He was also a terrific hitter batting over .300 in 9 of his 10 seasons, finishing with a .322 lifetime mark. During his time with the Giants they won four straight N.L. pennants (1921-24) and the World Championship twice (’21 & ’22). He would become a mentor to Mel Ott, but his career ended abruptly due to illness and he died in 1927 at the age of 30.
January 5, 2014
San Antonio, TX