Cy Young

The Baseball Life and Career


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About the Book

An early celebrity pitcher, Denton “Cy” Young (1867–1955) established supreme standards on the mound. A small-town Ohio farmer made good, he set Major League pitching records in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that will likely last forever.
The winner of 511 games—nearly one hundred more than the second-ranked hurler—Young pitched the first perfect game of the modern era, as well as three no-hitters. His talents helped establish the American League in 1901.
Among the Hall of Fame’s first inductees, he remained a sought-after interviewee decades after retirement. A year after his death, the Cy Young Award was dedicated as baseball’s most prestigious honor for pitchers.

About the Author(s)

Lew Freedman is a long-time, prize-winning journalist for such newspapers as the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Anchorage Daily News and Wyoming’s Cody Enterprise. Specializing in sports and the outdoors, he has written more than 100 books. He lives in Columbus, Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Lew Freedman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 205
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7682-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3780-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1. Perfect 5
2. Ohio 12
3. The Majors 19
4. Back to Cleveland 26
5. Mowing Them Down 32
6. Me, Her and the Ball 39
7. The Sometimes Gay Nineties 46
8. 1896 56
9. 1897 64
10. Cleveland’s Last Gasp 72
11. St. Louis 80
12. The American League 89
13. A Star in Boston 98
14. Feeling at Home 105
15. A Championship Club 112
16. The World Series 119
17. Another Pennant 130
18. Middle Age and Middling Play 138
19. 1907–1908 145
20. The End of the Line 155
21. The Farmer Comes Home 164
22. Grand Tributes 174
Chapter Notes 185
Bibliography 191
Index 193

Book Reviews & Awards

• A Library Journal Starred Review

• “A fantastic account of Young’s (1867–1955) life and baseball career… Fans of baseball history and those interested in learning more about one of the most celebrated pitchers in baseball history will thoroughly enjoy.”—Library Journal