Denton “Cy” Young

Mystic Tie Lodge, #194
Dennison, Ohio.
Raised February 29, 1904
Scottish Rite
Valley of Columbus, Ohio
Aladdin Shrine,
Columbus, Ohio

Denton True Young was born March 29, 1867 in Gilmore, Ohio. He earned the nickname, Cyclone – later shortened to "Cy" – because of his fast ball pitching. He won more than 30 games a season 5 times, and recorded 20 or more victories 15 times.

In his astounding baseball career of more than 20 years, Cy Young won 511 games as a pitcher.

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(March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher.
The “Grand Old Man of Baseball” was a member of Mystic Tie Lodge #194, Uhrichsville, Ohio, and the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus.

During his 22-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 most in Major League history.

In addition to wins, Young still holds the major league records for most career innings pitched (7,355), most career games started (815), and most complete games (749). He also retired with 316 losses, the most in MLB history.

Young’s 76 career shutouts are fourth all-time. He also won at least 30 games in a season five times, with ten other seasons of 20 or more wins.

In addition, 44 years after his death, editors at The Sporting News ranked Cy Young 14th on their list of "Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players". That same year, baseball fans named him to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.

After his retirement, Young went back to his farm in Ohio, where he stayed until his death at age 88 in 1955.

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.