On May 5, 1904, pitcher, Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox throws a perfect game against the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers had a future hall famer on the mound too, Rube Waddell. It was the first perfect game of the modern era. For Cy Young, it was the second of three total no-hitters that he would experience and his only perfect game. A perfect game is no hits and no walks. Basically, everyone that came up to bat against Young was put out by the Red Sox.
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- Denton True Young (Cyrus was a nickname poking fun at his country ways)
- Born March 29, 1867
- Gilmore, Ohio
- Professional baseball, Canton Ohio 1890
- Earned $60 a month
- Acquired by Cleveland Spiders and earned $200 per month
- The nickname Cyrus shortened to CY soon became short for Cyclone.
- Part of 111 player lured away from National League to form the American League in 1901
- Lead the Boston Americans (soon changed to Red Sox) to the first World Series in 1903
- Retired after his 906th game which was the most games played by a pitcher at that time.
- All time leader in wins with 511 and in losses with 316.
- 22 season in major league baseball
- 749 complete games which is 110 more than his closest competitor