Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mr. Award!

Denton True "Cy" Young, the pitcher for whom the Cy Young Award is named, was born on this date in 1867.

Young won 511 games in the major leagues, and also lost more than 300-both of which were records. Young was one of the few to survive the change in pitching distance from 50 feet to the 60 feet 6 inches it remains today.

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