Cy Young, Perfect Game

Cy Young, Perfect Game

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.

The following is a virtual baseball card for Cy Young

  • 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
Cy Young, 1891

Cy Young, 1891

  • 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
World Series 1903

World Series 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

2 responses

  1. Birgit says:

    This was a fun read and I learned more. My brother would like this since he is a huge baseball fan and he really knows his stuff


    • The sport is still wonderful but somehow the pioneers in baseball made more about the game. They certainly didn’t make the salary equivalent of today and to me loved the game.