This day in baseball: Cy Young’s debut

On 6 August 1890, pitching legend Cy Young made his Major League debut at Chicago’s West Side Park at the age of twenty-three.  He is credited with the win as the Cleveland Spiders defeated the Colts 8-1.  Young dominated, allowing the Colts only three hits.  He finished his rookie season with a 9-7 record, and would go on to win 511 games in his career.

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One Comment on “This day in baseball: Cy Young’s debut”

  1. steve says:

    And lose 316. Here’s to changing the award to “the Pedro.”


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