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This Week in History, Baseball Legend Cy Young Pitched his First Game

Cy Young was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his 21-year baseball career (1890–1911), he pitched for five different teams. Young established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for a century. Young compiled 511 wins, which is the most in Major League history. His debut pitch was on August 6, 1890 for The Cleveland Spiders. And the game was won! Young went on to hold many major league records – most career innings pitched, most career games started and most completed games. Young was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. One year after Young’s death, the Cy Young Award was created to honor the previous season’s best pitcher. So this week we celebrate Cy Young!

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Author: The Cheeps

"The Cheeps" are the chick designers that run Cheep Cheep Postcards and Cheep Cheep Websites, two divisions of Hunter-McMain, Inc. We're here to provide fun information on advertising design, business tips, and holidays--sometimes random--we would like to celebrate with you.

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