Image description: Today is the birthday of legendary baseball pitcher Cy Young, for whom the prestigious baseball award is named. The Cy Young award, first introduced in 1956, recognizes the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. This baseball card is from 1911 when Young played for the Cleveland Naps. The back of the card says:
"Cy" Young, Cleveland’s veteran pitcher, has had a long and successful career. Among his greeted individual feats are a game of May 5, 1904, when not one of the hard-hitting Athletics reached first base, and another June 30, 1908, against the Highlanders, when only one man got "on" in nine innings. Prior to 1910 he failed only three times in his many years pitching to turn in a majority of victories. In 1910 he won his 500th game, an unsurpassed record. August 12, 1908 "Cy" Young Day was celebrated in Boston. He was presented with the entire receipts of the game, and more silverware and floral designs than he could carry.
Image from the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
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