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Denton Young was considered baseball's most successful pitcher. He began his professional baseball career in 1890 with the Cleveland team where he got the nickname the "Canton Cyclone" that soon was shortened to just CY. Young's first season with Boston was his best when he led the American League in wins, strikeouts, earned-run average, and pitches the first perfect game in the new league. In 1903 he won 2 games in the first modern World Series game that helped Boston win the championship. Cy Young retired from baseball in 1911.
In Newcomerstown, tucked alongside a small ball field appropriately named Cy Young Park is a monument celebrating Cy Young's contribution to baseball. On the monument it reads:
In his youth on a nearby farm, "CY" played baseball for love of the game, a quality that remained with him throughout his long life. He began his major league career in 1890 with Cleveland and continued as an active pitcher in the big leagues until he retired at the end of the 1911 season.
The Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball, one each for the American League and National League. The award was first introduced in 1956 by Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young, who died in 1955.