The last minor league appearance of Cy Young’s career took place on July 25, 1890. In the game against McKeesport (Pennsylvania), the 23-year-old Young threw a no-hitter, striking out 18 batters in the process.
Cy Young in 1899 (Wikipedia)
A no hitter? That’ll get you a call to the Majors.
Not to mention strikeouts for 2/3 of your outs.
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