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19-79 Cy Young Monument

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Marker Details

Title, side A
Lake Shore Electric Railway
Title, side B
Same
Address
Vermilion, 44089
Location
Rotary Park, located at Vermilion's historic Water Tower
Latitude
41.4213869
Longitude
-82.3580531

Picture Details

Title
Cy Young Monument
Caption
This photograph shows the Cy Young Memorial in Newcomerstown. The monument was erected in 1955 adjacent to Cy Young Park, where Young threw out the first pitch on June 24, 1953. Denton T. "Cy" Young (1867-1955), a native of Gilmore, Ohio, began his baseball career with the Cleveland Spiders in 1890. He later played for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Americans, the Boston Pilgrims, the Boston Red Sox, the Cleveland Naps (later called the Indians), and the Boston Braves. On May 5, 1904 Young pitched the first no-hitter in American League history in a game against the Philadelphia Athletics. Young won 511 games in his career, and had 15 seasons of 20 wins or more. He pitched and won two games in the first modern World Series. In 1937 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Cy Young Award, given to outstanding pitchers in the American and National Leagues, is named in his honor. (Om3049_001).