Cy Young : A Baseball Life (Paperback) - Browning, Reed

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He was the winner of 511 major league baseball games, nearly a hundred more than any other pitcher. He threw three no-hitters, including the first perfect game in the new American League. He was among the original twelve players inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame, and his name is now attached to the game's most prestigious pitching award. Yet for all his accomplishments, Cy Young remains to many baseball fans a legendary but little-known figure. This book re-creates the life of Denton True "Cyclone" Young and places his story in the context of a rapidly changing turn-of-the-century America.

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Publisher Univ of Massachusetts Pr
Mfg Part# 9781558493988
SKU 33709681
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1558493980
Release Date 5/1/2003
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Annotation This sports biography of Denton True "Cy" Young chronicles his life and his 22-year career in baseball where he was, some argue, the greatest pitcher of all time. Young pitched the first "perfect game" in 1904-- and the award for best pitcher in the major leagues is named after him. The author is professor of history at Kenyon College, and he places Young within the context of his times and the history of the sport.
Editors Note In this book, Reed Browning re-creates the life of Denton True "Cyclone" Young and places his story in the context of a rapidly changing, turn-of-the-century America. Born in rural Ohio, the son of a Civil War veteran, Young learned his trade at a time when only underhand pitching was permitted. When he began his professional career in 1890, pitchers wore no gloves and stood five feet closer to the better than they do today. By the time he retired after the 1911 season, the game of baseball had evolved into its modern form and claimed unquestioned status as America's "national pastime."
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0320
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
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