5. Cy Young
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: March 29, 1867 in Gilmore, OH USA
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 06, 1890
  • Final Game: October 06, 1911
  • Pitching Triple Crown - 1901
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1908
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1908
 
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The man of which the pitcher of the year was named after, Cy Young had already won 269 Games before the joined the Boston Red Sox (then named Americans) in their inaugural season in 1901.  Young was many players who joined the upstart league, and despite being 34, he was still one of the game’s best pitchers.

Young would win the first Pitcher's Triple Crown of the American League with 33 Wins, a 1.62 ERA and 158 Strikeouts.  He also led the AL in WHIP (0.973), FIP (2.64), and SO/BB (4.27).  1902 was almost as good with his 32 Wins leading the AL, and he would again do the same with 28 Wins in 1903.  That season, he would lead Boston to win the World Series Championship, when he went 2-1 with a 1.85 ERA.  Fittingly, he threw the first pitch in the first ever modern World Series Game.

Early in 1904, he threw a perfect game, the first in the history of the AL.  He led the AL in WHIP that year, and the next one, and for a final time in 1907.  Young would also have three more 20 Win seasons.  The Cleveland Naps traded for him before the 1909 season.  With the Red Sox, he had 192 Wins, with a 2.00 ERA, 1,341 Strikeouts, and a WHIP of 0.970.

Young entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Jumped from the St. Louis Cardinals 3/19/01.
  • Departed: Traded to the Cleveland Naps for Charlie Chech, Jack Ryan, and $12,500 2/16/09.
  • Games Played: 327
  • Notable Statistics: 192-112 Record, 297 Games Started, 2.00 ERA, 275 Complete Games, 2,728.1 Innings Pitched, 1,341 Strikeouts, 2.08 FIP, 0.970 WHIP, 55.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1903)

    Highest bWAR for a Pitcher (1901 & 1902)

    Lowest ERA (1901)

    Most Wins (1901, 1902 & 1903)

    Lowest WHIP (1901, 1904, 1905 & 1907)

    Lowest H/9 (1901)

    Lowest BB/9 (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905 & 1906)

    Most Games Pitched (1902)

    Most Saves (1903)

    Most Innings Pitched (1902 & 1903)

    Most Strikeouts (1901)

    Most Games Started (1902)

    Most Complete Games (1902 & 1903)

    Most Shutouts (1901, 1903 & 1904)

    Highest SO/BB (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905 & 1906)

    Highest ERA+ (1901)

    Lowest FIP (1901, 1905 & 1906)
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