Cy Young

1867 - 1955

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Denton True "Cy" Young (March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. Born in Gilmore, Ohio, he worked on his family's farm as a youth before starting his professional baseball career. Young entered the major leagues in 1890 with the National League's Cleveland Spiders and pitched for them until 1898. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cy Young has received more than 2,329,166 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Cy Young is the 7th most popular baseball player, the 2,859th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,609th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Cy Young ranks 7 out of 91Before him are Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Sadaharu Oh, Lou Gehrig, and Hank Aaron. After him are Reggie Jackson, Alexander Cartwright, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, Ichiro Suzuki, and Roberto Clemente.

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Among people born in 1867, Cy Young ranks 71Before him are Yevgeny Miller, Ali Kemal, Phan Bội Châu, Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Dagny Juel, and Konstantin Balmont. After him are Edith Hamilton, Gutzon Borglum, Patriarch Sergius of Moscow, Emil Krebs, Louise, Princess Royal, and Anathon Aall. Among people deceased in 1955, Cy Young ranks 64Before him are Konstantin Hierl, Kim Seong-su, Alexandrina of Balazar, Reiner Stahel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, and Luis Otero. After him are Louis Lachenal, Emma Jung, Antanas Merkys, Edward Kasner, Robert W. Wood, and Léon Werth.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cy Young ranks 2,859 out of 20,380Before him are Edmund M. Clarke (1945), Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878), Helen Frankenthaler (1928), Selena (1971), Alan Dershowitz (1938), and Saul Perlmutter (1959). After him are John W. Campbell (1910), George Mikan (1924), Rodney Alcala (1943), Mabel Normand (1892), Robert Ressler (1937), and Lizzie Magie (1866).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Cy Young ranks 6Before him are Babe Ruth (1895), Joe DiMaggio (1914), Jackie Robinson (1919), Lou Gehrig (1903), and Hank Aaron (1934). After him are Reggie Jackson (1946), Alexander Cartwright (1820), Ty Cobb (1886), Ted Williams (1918), Mickey Mantle (1931), and Barry Bonds (1964).