The baseball player Cy Young died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Legendary 511-game winner who pitched three no-hitters throughout his career, including a perfect game on May 5, 1904. He had most of his success with the Cleveland Spiders and the Boston Americans and Red Sox. The season-ending award for the top pitcher in the AL and NL was named after him.
He was born to Nancy Mottmiller and McKinzie Young Jr. He married Robba Miller in November 1892.
“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.” (Cy Young)
“Gosh, all a kid has to do these days is spit straight and he gets forty-thousand dollars to sign.” (Cy Young)
“I thought I had to show all my stuff and I almost tore the boards of the grandstand with my fastball.” (Cy Young)
“One of the fellows called me ‘Cyclone’ but finally shortened it to ‘Cy’ and its been that ever since.” (Cy Young)
“Too many pitchers, that’s all, there are just too many pitchers Ten or twelve on a team. Don’t see how any of them get enough work. Four starting pitchers and one relief man ought to be enough. Pitch ’em every three days and you’d find they’d get control and good, strong arms.” (Cy Young)