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Aug 13, 2006 - In pitching 8 shutout innings against the Giants, Greg Maddux sets a major-league record becoming the first pitcher to make at least 25 starts in 20 consecutive seasons. Maddux had shared the record of 25 in 19 straight with Cy Young, Warren Spahn and Tom Glavine. The 1-0 win today goes to Takashi Saito when Russell Martin hits a walkoff homer in the 10th off Vinnie Chulk.
Jul 31, 2006 - The Dodgers load up sending minor leaguers Joel Guzman and Sergio Pedroza to Devil Rays to obtain SS Julio Lugo. They also get 4-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux from the Cubs for INF Cesar Izturis.
Jun 18, 2006 - The Mets defeat the Orioles, 9-4. Baltimore P Adam Loewen takes the loss in his 4th ML start. The opposing P in each of the 4 games has been a Cy Young Award winner—Randy Johnson, Roy Halladay (twice), and Tom Glavine.
Nov 10, 2005 - Cardinals P Chris Carpenter (21-5) edges out Florida's Dontrelle Willis for the NL Cy Young Award for 2005. Carpenter is the first pitcher since the Dead Ball Era to make 16 starts in a row in which he went at least 7 innings and allowed three or fewer earned runs. Roger Clemens who posted a 1.87 ERA in 211 innings finishes third.
Aug 7, 2005 - Manny Ramirez is 4-for-4 with a HR and 3 RBI to back Tim Wakefield in the Red Sox 11-7 victory over the Twins. Manny doubles in the 5-run 1st inning when the Sox bat around against Joe Mays. Wakefield (11-9) goes 8 innings to join Cy Young and Roger Clemens as the only pitchers to pitch 2000 innings in a Boston uniform.
Apr 5, 2005 - The Twins down the Mariners 8-4 as Cy Young winner Johan Santana wins his 1st game of the season. In giving up 4 runs however Santana's streak of 22 straight starts allowing 3 or fewer runs is halted. It is the 2nd-longest streak of its kind in ML history.
Nov 13, 2003 - LA closer Eric Gagne is the overwhelming winner of the NL Cy Young Award. Gagne gets 28 of 32 first-place votes in outdistancing runner-up Jason Schmidt of the Giants. Gagne becomes the first reliever since Mark Davis in 1989 to win the award.
Nov 11, 2003 - Roy Halladay of the Blue Jays is named the AL Cy Young Award winner‚ easily outdistancing Chicago's Esteban Loaiza. Halladay compiled a 22-7 mark with a 3.25 ERA for Toronto. Halladay is the first pitcher since Mike Cuellar in 1974 to win 22 games in a season without posting a victory in April.
Sep 21, 2003 - Greg Maddux becomes the first pitcher to win 15 or more games in 16 consecutive seasons as the Braves shut out the Marlins 8-0. Maddux had shared the ML record of 15 seasons in a row with Cy Young.
Nov 5, 2002 - Arizona's Randy Johnson wins the NL Cy Young Award his 5th overall and 4th in a row. Johnson is the first NL player since the Mets' Dwight Gooden to win the pitching triple crown going 24-5 with a 2.37 ERA and 334 strikeouts. He led the major leagues in strikeouts for the ninth time.
Jul 5, 2001 - Atlanta's Greg Maddux notches the 250th win of his career with a 9-5 decision over Philadelphia. Maddux will finish the season with 15 or more wins for the 14th year in a row one ahead of Gaylord Perry and one behind Cy Young.
Nov 16, 1999 - Surprise! Boston Red Sox P Pedro Martinez is named the unanimous winner of the AL Cy Young Award. He led the AL in wins‚ strikeouts and ERA. Martinez also won the Cy Young in the NL‚ just the 3rd pitcher to do so.
Sep 21, 1997 - The Expos put a dent in Denny Neagle's possible Cy Young Award as they twice unload back-to-back homers to beat the Braves 7-1. Neagle retires the first 12 batters before giving up a single then homers to Rondell White and Hemsley Muelens. In the 6th David Segui and White hit consecutive homers.
May 20, 1997 - Cy Young-winner Pat Hentgen outpitches Andy Pettitte to lead Toronto past New York 2-0. Hentgen (5-1) who extends his streak of not allowing an earned run to 39 innings. strikes out 8 and allows 5 hits.
Nov 11, 1996 - The Cy Young award stays in Atlanta with the expected announcement of John Smoltz as the 1996 NL winner. Since 1991‚ 5 of the 6 Cy Young winners have been Braves. Smoltz is named first on 26 of 28 ballots‚ with Kevin Brown finishing second in the voting.
Aug 17, 1996 - Boston's Roger Clemens (6-11) stops the Angels 6-0 collecting his first shutout since April 20 1994. It is the Rocket's 37th shutout leaving him one behind Cy Young. for the most in Sox history.
Apr 12, 1996 - Tom Urbanski pitches 5+ strong innings to win his 1st game of the year as the Cards top the Phils 6-1. Dennis Eckersley with his appearance in the 9th inning ties Cy Young (8th place) with 906 appearances. The Cards offense is paced by Ray Lankford with two homers.
Nov 13, 1995 - Atlanta P Greg Maddux wins the NL Cy Young Award for an unprecedented 4th straight time. Maddux had a remarkable 19-2 record with a 1.63 ERA‚ the 2nd year his ERA is below 1.80. Only he and Walter Johnson have done that.
Oct 2, 1995 - In a one-game playoff Randy Johnson pitches the Mariners to a 9-1 win over the Angels. The Cy Young winner-to be strikes out 12 and allows just 3 hits as the M's make the post season for the first time in 19 years. Edgar Martinez is 2-for-3 to finish at .356 and win his 2nd batting title. He is the first AL right handed hitter in the last 50 years to win 2 batting titles though its been done 4 times in the NL (Aaron Clemente Davis Madlock).
Sep 28, 1993 - After 3 unsuccessful attempts Dennis Martinez of the Expos picks up his 100th NL victory defeating the Marlins 3-2. He becomes the 7th pitcher in history to win 100 games in each league joining Cy Young Nolan Ryan Gaylord Perry Ferguson Jenkins Jim Bunning. and Al Orth.
Dec 9, 1992 - The Braves sign free agent Cy Young and Gold Glove winner Greg Maddux to a 5-year contract‚ and then trade pitchers Charlie Leibrandt and Pat Gomez to the Rangers in exchange for 3B Jose Oliva. Leibrandt (15-7) saw his star fall in Atlanta when he gave up 11th-inning extra base hits in the 1992 WS and the 1991 NLCS. Maddux‚ who turned down a $28.5 million contract extension in mid-season with the Cubs‚ signs for $28 million‚ $6 million less than the Yankees offered.
Aug 20, 1992 - Chicago's Charlie Hough allows 5 runs in losing to Ron Darling and the A's 5-3. For Hough it is his 20th appearance the 20th year he's been in that many games. The only other pitchers to make 20 appearances in 20 years were Eppa Rixey and Cy Young. The knuckleballer will make 20+ appearances in each of the next two seasons to set a ML record.
Dec 11, 1991 - In a blockbuster trade‚ the Mets obtain two-time Cy Young winner Bret Saberhagen along with SS Bill Pecota from the Royals in exchange for Kevin McReynolds‚ Gregg Jefferies‚ and Keith Miller.
Aug 26, 1991 - Bret Saberhagen of the Royals hurls a no-hitter against the White Sox winning by a 7-0 count. He strikes out 5 while walking only 2. Charlie Hough takes the loss for Chicago becoming the 7th pitcher in history to wind up on the losing side of more than one no-hitter. Saberhagen also becomes the 3rd pitcher in history to throw a no-hitter win a Cy Young Award and be named World Series MVP joining Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson.
Apr 14, 1990 - Bret Saberhagen gets the win and Mark Davis earns the save as Kansas City beats Toronto 3-1. It is the first time ever that 2 reigning Cy Young Award winners have figured in the same victory.
Nov 15, 1989 - Twenty-five-year-old Bret Saberhagen becomes the 4th pitcher ever to win the AL Cy Young Award twice‚ getting 27 of a possible 28 first-place votes for his 23-6‚ 2.16 ERA season. He also won the award in 1985.
Jul 31, 1989 - The Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to the Mets for 5 players including pitchers Rick Aguilera David West and minor leaguer Kevin Tapani. Viola is the first Cy Young winner to be traded during the following season. Tapani will blossom into a Cy Young contender in 1991.
Jul 4, 1987 - In a 7-player swap the Padres trade pitchers Dave Dravecky and Craig Lefferts and OF Kevin Mitchell to the Giants for 3B Chris Brown and pitchers Keith Comstock Mark Davis and Mark Grant. In 1989 Mitchell will win the MVP Award for the Giants and Davis will win the Cy Young for the Padres.
Nov 24, 1986 - In yet another unwise trade of prospects for aging veterans‚ the Yankees deal Ps Brian Fisher‚ Doug Drabek‚ and Logan Easley to the Pirates for Ps Rick Rhoden‚ Cecilio Guante‚ and Pat Clements. Drabek will win the National league Cy Young Award for Pittsburgh in 1990.
Apr 24, 1985 - Pete Vuckovich records his first win for Milwaukee since his Cy Young Award winning season of 1982 pitching 7 innings of the Brewers 3-2 win over Chicago. He had been sidelined most of the past 2 seasons with shoulder problems.
Dec 6, 1984 - The White Sox trade 1983 AL Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt and 2 minor leaguers to the Padres for P Tim Lollar‚ IF-OF Luis Salazar‚ and minor leaguers Ozzie Guillen and Bill Long. SS Guillen will win the AL Rookie of the Year Award next season and hold down the Sox shortstop spot till the end of the 1990s. Workhorse Hoyt will be out of baseball in two years‚ amidst rumors of drug use.
Nov 6, 1984 - Willie Hernandez wins the AL MVP Award joining Rollie Fingers as the only relief pitchers to be named MVP and Cy Young Award winner in the same season. Kent Hrbek is 2nd with Dan Quisenberry third. Boston's Tony Armas is the 7th despite winning the home run and RBI titles; the last player to lead in those categories and not win was Ted Williams.
Oct 23, 1984 - Rick Sutcliffe who was 16-1 for the Cubs after arriving from Cleveland 2 days before the June 15th trading deadline is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award winner. Overall Sutcliffe was 20-6 with a 3.64 ERA.
Jun 13, 1984 - In a deal that will pay off in the short run with an NL East Championship the Cubs trade outfielders Mel Hall and Joe Carter and minor leaguer Darryl Banks to the Indians for P George Frazier C Ron Hassey and P Rick Sutcliffe. Sutcliffe will go 16-1 for the Cubs the rest of the season and win the NL Cy Young Award. Because Cubs GM Dallas Green neglected to renew waivers on Hall and Carter the status of the trade is in doubt for a while and the two will not play for a week.
Oct 25, 1983 - White Sox pitcher LaMarr Hoyt who led the AL with 24 wins but whose 3.66 ERA was not among the league's 15 best wins the AL Cy Young Award beating out the Royals Dan Quisenberry and the Tigers Jack Morris.
Dec 16, 1982 - Tom Seaver agrees to a new contract with the Mets‚ completing a trade that sends him back to New York from Cincinnati. The Reds receive pitcher Charlie Puleo and minor leaguers Lloyd McClendon and Jason Felice for the 3-time Cy Young Award winner‚ who was 5-13 with a 5.50 ERA in 1982. Seaver will surprise the Reds by winning 47 more games before hanging it up in 1986.
Nov 3, 1982 - Pete Vuckovich becomes the Brewers' 2nd consecutive AL Cy Young Award winner edging Jim Palmer. Vuckovich was 18-6 with a 3.34 ERA for the AL champions and has the highest winning percentage in the majors for the past 2 seasons.
Oct 26, 1982 - Steve Carlton wins the NL Cy Young Award for the 4th time a record unmatched by any pitcher. The Phils 37-year-old lefthander who led the NL in wins (23) innings (2952?3) strikeouts (286) and shutouts (6) was a previous winner in 1972 1977 and 1980. He joins Walter Johnson and Willie Mays as the only players to be voted MVP or Cy Young winner 10 or more years apart.
Mar 24, 1982 - Fernando Valenzuela ends his holdout and reports to the Dodgers' spring training camp in Vero Beach Florida. After earning just $42500 while winning the NL Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards last season the 21-year-old lefthander had asked for a raise to $1 million in 1982. The Dodgers unilaterally renewed his contract for a reported $350000 instead.
Nov 11, 1981 - Fernando Valenzuela becomes the first rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award‚ edging the Reds Tom Seaver 70-67 for NL honors. He was the first rookie since Herb Score in 1955 to lead his league in strikeouts with 180.
Dec 12, 1980 - The Cardinals make their 3rd major trade‚ sending the recently acquired P Rollie Fingers‚ C Ted Simmons‚ and P Pete Vuckovich to the Brewers in exchange for P Lary Sorensen‚ OF Sixto Lezcano‚ and minor leaguers OF David Green and P Dave LaPoint. Fingers and Vuckovich will win the AL Cy Young Award for the Brewers in 1981 and 1982‚ respectively.
Nov 4, 1980 - Steve Carlton joins Sandy Koufax Tom Seaver and Jim Palmer as the only pitchers to win 3 Cy Young Awards garnering 23 of 24 first-place votes to take NL honors. Carlton was 24-9 with a 2.34 ERA and led the NL with 286 strikeouts.
May 3, 1980 - Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins defeats the Orioles 3-2 to become only the 4th pitcher to win 100 games in each league. He won 149 games for the Phillies and Cubs before joining the AL in 1974. The other 3 pitchers are Bunning Gaylord Perry and Cy Young.
Apr 5, 1979 - At Yankee Stadium 52719 see Milwaukee jump on Ron Guidry for 4 runs in the 6th inning and beat New York 5-1. It's the most runs the Cy Young winner has allowed since 1977. The Yanks get singles from their first three hitters but manage to score just one run in the first off Mike Caldwell.
Nov 10, 1978 - In a major trade the Yankees send former Cy Young winner Sparky Lyle along with pitchers Larry McCall and Dave Rajsich C Mike Heath and infielder Domingo Ramos to the Rangers. The Rangers pack up outfielders Juan Beniquez and Greg Jamison and pitchers Dave Righetti Mike Griffin and Paul Mirabella. Righetti considered the top lefty prospect in the minors will win Rookie of the Year honors in 1981.
Nov 1, 1978 - Guidry is the unanimous choice for the AL Cy Young Award. The southpaw led the league in wins percentage shutouts (9) and ERA (1.74).
Oct 25, 1978 - The Padres Gaylord Perry becomes the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in each league. Perry copped the NL honors with a 21-6 record and a 2.72 ERA. This is the 13th straight season that Perry has won 15 or more games second only to Cy Young's 15 straight 15+ seasons.
Jan 25, 1978 - The Padres trade P Dave Tomlin and an estimated $125000 in cash to the Rangers for aging P Gaylord Perry. Perry will win the NL Cy Young Award with San Diego in 1978. In March the Rangers will sell Tomlin back to the Reds for a 2nd tour of duty where he'll post a 9-1 record this year.
Jun 6, 1977 - Luis Tiant wins his 100th game as a Red Sox defeating Kansas City 1-0. Boston's other 100+ winners include Cy Young (193) Mel Parnell (123) Joe Wood (112) Joe Dobson (106) and Lefty Grove (105) (Roger Clemens will join the group with 192). Yaz walks in the game his 1452nd tying him for 10th on the all time list with Jimmie Foxx.
Nov 14, 1973 - Reggie Jackson wins the AL MVP Award unanimously. The Oakland star led the league in runs (99)‚ HRs (32)‚ RBI (117)‚ and slugging (.531). Jim Palmer is named the AL Cy Young winner‚ beating out Nolan Ryan and Catfish Hunter. Wilbur Wood garners just 3 votes despite winning 24 games for the 2nd year in a row‚ and starting 48 games‚ the 4th highest total this century. He started 49 last year.
Mar 22, 1972 - In what ranks as one of New York's best trades They send 1B/OF Danny Cater to the Red Sox for relief P Sparky Lyle. In 7 years with the Yanks Lyle will post a 57-40 record with 141 saves and a 2.41 ERA win a Cy Young award and help the team to 3 WS. The deal is completed when the Yanks toss in SS Mario Guerrero.
Nov 28, 1971 - In a blockbuster interstate trade good for both teams‚ the Dodgers send Frank Robinson‚ Bill Singer‚ Mike Strahler‚ Bobby Valentine and Billy Grabarkewitz to the Angels in exchange for Andy Messersmith‚ and Ken McMullen‚ who returns to the team that signed him. The 37-year-old Robinson will play 147 games‚ hitting 30 homers and driving in 97 runs in '73‚ and Singer will combine with Nolan Ryan in 1973 to strike out 674 batters‚ a 20th Century ML record for 2 teammates. Messersmith will win 39 games in the next 2 seasons for the Dodgers and finish 2nd in the Cy Young voting in 1974.
Oct 26, 1971 - Vida Blue wins the AL Cy Young Award by a 98-85 margin over the Tigers Mickey Lolich. Blue was 24-8 for the A's posting 301 strikeouts 8 shutouts and a 1.82 ERA. Ferguson Jenkins won the Cy Young Award in the NL.
Apr 23, 1969 - Mike Cuellar and Denny McLain the two pitchers who will tie for the Cy Young award square off for 10 innings before the Orioles Cuellar wins 3-2. McLain retires 21 straight before Hendricks doubles in the 10th and Cuellar retires 20 straight.
Oct 28, 1968 - Bob Gibson wins his first Cy Young Award receiving all 20 votes.
Apr 14, 1968 - Jim Bunning's first win with Pittsburgh 3-0 at Los Angeles is his 40th career shutout and includes his 1000th NL strikeout making him the first pitcher since Cy Young with 1000 in each league.
Oct 31, 1967 - San Francisco's Mike McCormick is the NL Cy Young Award winner as pitchers are honored in each league for the first time.
Nov 1, 1966 - Sandy Koufax becomes the first 3-time winner of the Cy Young Award. He is a unanimous winner for the 2nd-straight year. This is the last year that only one award is given for pitchers in both of the MLs.
Apr 28, 1961 - Five days past his 40th birthday Warren Spahn becomes the 2nd-oldest ML pitcher (after Cy Young) to hurl a no-hitter blanking San Francisco 1-0. Hank Aaron drives in the only run off loser Sam Jones who strikes out 10. It is Spahn's 290th win and 52nd shutout. Spahn faces just 27 men following each walk by starting a DP.
Nov 28, 1957 - Warren Spahn of the Braves wins the Cy Young Award as ML Pitcher of the Year almost unanimously. His only competition for the title is the White Sox Dick Donovan who received one vote.
Nov 21, 1956 - Don Newcombe‚ who won the 1949 Rookie of the Year Award‚ wins the NL MVP and the first-ever Cy Young Award. Newcombe gets 223 points for MVP‚ easily outdistancing Sal Maglie with 183 points. Newk gets 10 votes for the Cy Young Award‚ with Maglie picking up 4.
Jul 6, 1956 - Ford Frick inaugurates the Cy Young Award to honor to outstanding pitcher each year. The BBWAA will do the voting. Only one pitcher will be honored each year until 1967 when a pitcher in each league will be selected.
Feb 4, 1956 - The AL says it will test the automatic intentional walk during spring training. The Major Leagues vote to establish the Cy Young Memorial Award for outstanding pitcher of the year.
Jul 1, 1951 - Veteran Bob Feller pitches the 3rd no-hitter of his career tying the record of Cy Young and Larry Corcoran as he beats Detroit's Bob Cain 2-1. Feller loses his shutout in the 4th when Johnny Lipon reaches on an error swipes 2B goes to 3B on an errant pickoff and scores on a fly. Rookie Bob Chakales shuts out the Tigers in the nightcap 2-0 for Cleveland's 10th straight win over Detroit. Detroit has scored 8 runs in the ten losses.
May 15, 1951 - At Fenway Park the Red Sox celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first AL game in Boston. On hand are 29 old-timers who played managed or umpired in the AL in that first year including Connie Mack Dummy Hoy Cy Young Hugh Duffy Clark Griffith Tom Connolly Billy Sullivan Sr. Wid Conroy Bill Bradley and Ollie Pickering. Eight of the 29 participated in the first AL game played in Chicago on April 24 1901.
May 20, 1944 - Mel Harder of the Indians and Paul Derringer of the Cubs both win their 201st career games. Derringer's win comes at home 3-2 over Boston's Nate Andrews. At Philadelphia Harder wins his 5-0 allowing 3 hits and finishing in 1 hour: 37 minutes. Cy Young is on hand to watch the game.
Jun 12, 1939 - The greatest gathering of members and future inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame assembles in Cooperstown NY for the dedication of the museum. A 6-inning game at Doubleday Field showcases lineups studded with players who will be elected in the future. Honus Wagner's lineup defeats Eddie Collins' squad 4-2. Babe Ruth Ty Cobb Honus Wagner Walter Johnson Grover Alexander Nap Lajoie George Sisler Eddie Collins Tris Speaker Cy Young and Connie Mack accept their plaques. Cobb angry at Commissioner Landis shows up after the ceremony and photo taking to accept his plaque. Other inductees all deceased include Cap Anson Charles Comiskey Candy Cummings Buck Ewing Hoss Radbourn Al Spalding and Wee Willie Keeler.
Jun 19, 1938 - After walking the leadoff hitter Elbie Fletcher on 4 pitches the Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless innings to 21 2/3 (including the final out in the game before Vandy's 1st no-hitter) before Debs Garms singles for Boston in the 4th. Vandy coasts home 14-1 allowing 3 hits. Vandy falls short of the record of 23 scoreless innings set by Cy Young in 1908. Young is one of 34511 on hand for today's game at Brave's Field.
Sep 30, 1934 - In Cleveland in between halves of the Indians-White Sox doubleheader Cy Young 67 and his fellow "Antiques" take on Walter Johnson's "Has-Beens." A Johnson pick off attempt on Nap Lajoie in the 2nd and last inning turns into a near-riot and "umpire" Martin Lavelle has to be escorted off the field by police. In the field events Al Simmons hits a fungo 428' 6" while Hal Trosky wins the throwing contest with a toss of 376'2". Evar Swanson circles the bases in 14 and 4/5 seconds. The Sox win 9-5 behind Ted Lyon's pitching and Al Simmons' hitting as he goes 5-for-5. The Sox then lose 5-3 in 5 innings.
Apr 20, 1930 - In today's issue of the Chicago Tribune writer Irwin Howe names his all-time all-star team based on his 42 years of observing baseball: Babe Ruth RF; Tris Speaker CF; Ty Cobb LF; Cap Anson 1B; Eddie Collins 2B; Honus Wagner SS; Pie Traynor 3B; Ray Schalk C; Cy Young P; Walter Johnson P.
Sep 20, 1925 - In Cleveland the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland old-timers play a 6-6 8-inning tie. The lineups include Three Finger Brown Jimmy Archer Artie Hofman Mort Scanlan and Dutch Meier for Chicago; For Cleveland Larry Lajoie Dode Paskert Chief Zimmer Cy Berger Cy Young and Joe Delahanty. The game benefits the Amateur and Old-timer's Baseball Association of Cleveland: "This association employs a doctor to look after the injuries of any boy hurt in baseball in that district." Before boarding the train for Cleveland Brown throws batting practice for the Cubs at Chicago.
Sep 5, 1921 - Walter Johnson breaks Cy Young's career strikeout mark by fanning 7 A's to run his total to 2287. But he loses to the A's Bob Hasty 4-3. Washington takes game 2 7-1 behind George Mogridge.
May 6, 1913 - Better organized and financed than other aspiring circuits the Federal League opens modestly and quietly with clubs in Chicago Cleveland Pittsburgh Indianapolis St. Louis Kansas City and Covington KY. No attempt is made to sign established ML players. Cy Young manages Cleveland Deacon Phillippe manages Pittsburgh. After a 6-week season the pennant winner is Indianapolis.
Jul 10, 1912 - Cy Young comes out of retirement for the day to play first base for the Canton (Central League) club on boosters day. He goes hitless and handles 6 chances in the 4-3 win over Youngstown. Young pitched his first game in Organized Ball for Canton on April 30 1890.
Oct 6, 1911 - Cy Young's farewell appearance in a ML game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn's Eddie Dent 13-3 in his 906th game. Dent goes 7 innings Cy just 6 1/3 giving up 11 hits. Brooklyn scores 8 in the 7th and Young's last 8 batters faced tally: triple single single single single double double double." Weaver allows the last 2 runs in the frame. In game 1 Big Ed Donnelly (5-10) closes out his 2-year career with a 1-0 shutout for the Rustlers over Brooklyn.
Sep 22, 1911 - Boston Rustlers Cy Young shuts out Pittsburgh and Babe Adams 1-0 for his final career victory number 511. It is Young's 2nd shutout against the Pirates who lost just 3 of 22 games to Boston in 1911.
Sep 12, 1911 - In the nitecap of a game billed as a pitchers' duel Boston's Cy Young and the Giants' Christy Mathewson face each other before 10000 Boston's largest crowd of the year. Young gives up 3 homers and 9 runs in less than 3 innings. After the Giants build a 9-0 lead John McGraw lifts Mathewson who pitched just 2 innings preferring to save his ace for the pennant race against Chicago and Philadelphia. This is the only time the 2 pitchers ever face each other. Mathewson adds to New York's scoring in the 3rd by swiping home. The Giants coast 11-2. In the field Matty also helps when with Miller on 1B in the 2nd inning a line drive to center by Gowdy results in a DP (8-4-1-3). New York wins the 1st game 9-3 and now lead the Cubs by 2 games.
Sep 7, 1911 - Grover Alexander (24 years old) winning a rookie record 28 games pitches the Phils to a 1-0 win over Boston's 44-year-old Cy Young. Alex gives up just one hit. Alexander's 31 CG 367 IP and 7 shutouts lead the NL. The AL has its own rookie sensation lefty Vean Gregg who breaks in for Cleveland with a 23-7 record and miserly 1.81 ERA. Gregg will win 20 his first 3 years then win just 28 in the next 12 years.
Aug 15, 1911 - Cy Young 3-4 at Cleveland is given his release. He returns to Boston and signs with the NL Rustlers where he will close out the year 4-5 and his pitching days with a 511-315 record 750 complete games 7356 IP.
Jul 29, 1911 - In his last appearance for Cleveland Cy Young pitches just 3 innings and gives up 5 runs in a 7-1 loss to Washington. After this game Cleveland will waive the veteran (3-4) to the Boston Rustlers (NL).
Jul 24, 1911 - An AL all-star team plays the Naps in Cleveland raising $12914 for the late Addie Joss's family. The all-stars win 5-3. Joe Wood and Walter Johnson pitch for the all stars while Cy Young twirls for the Naps.
Jul 19, 1910 - in the 2nd game of a twinbill Boston's Cy Young 43 wins his 500th game 5-4 over Washington in 11 innings. It is his 213th AL win.
May 4, 1910 - President Taft takes in two games starting with the Reds and the Cardinals at Robison Field in St. Louis. The Cards score 5 in the 1st as Reds pitchers Fred Beebe Walt Slagle (in his only ML appearance) and Harry Coveleski will eventually walk a record 16 in the 12-3 loss. The Cards walk 7 to total a record 23. Taft doesn't stick around. He leaves for Sportsman's Park in hopes of seeing some good baseball and is rewarded by a 3-3 14-inning battle between the Browns' Joe Lake and the Naps' Cy Young that ends in darkness. There will be a record 19 ties in the AL this year.
Jul 19, 1909 - Cleveland SS Neal Ball executes the 20th century's first unassisted triple play in the top of the 2nd against the Red Sox. With Heinie Wagner on 2B and Jake Stahl on 1B Amby McConnell hits a line drive to Ball who steps on 2B and tags Stahl coming down from 1B. In the last of the 2nd Ball hits his first AL homer an inside-the-park shot and adds a double. Cleveland wins 6-1 behind Cy Young but Boston wins the nitecap 3-2.
May 13, 1909 - The Red Sox jump on former teammate Cy Young for 17 hits-4 by Harry Hooper-in an 8-1 win over Cleveland. Cleveland 3B Bill Bradley makes 7 put outs tying his own team mark set in 1901.
Feb 18, 1909 - The Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young who won 21 games at age 41 last season to the Cleveland Naps for righty pitchers Charlie Chech and Jack Ryan and $12500. Young pitched for Cleveland in the 1890s.
Sep 8, 1908 - Boston's Cy Young defeats Washington 3-1 for his 20th win.
Aug 13, 1908 - Cy Young Day is celebrated by 20000 in Boston. He pitches briefly against an All-Star team that includes Jack Chesbro Hal Chase Willie Keeler Harry Davis and George Mullin. The game is interrupted several times for presentations to the great hurler including a great loving cup from the AL for all his accomplishments. This is Keeler's last appearance this season as he returns home to Brooklyn partly in protest to Highlander manager Kid Elberfeld's surly managerial style (as stated in Jim Reiseler's book Before They Were Bombers)). Keeler quits without pay saying "I cannot give you a run for your money" He had been ill and muffed a flyball in left field but he will return next season to play under manager George Stallings.
Jun 30, 1908 - Cy Young's 3rd career no-hitter is an 8-0 Boston win over host New York. Cy almost duplicates his perfect game of 1904 walking just one batter-leadoff hitter Harry Niles. Niles is then caught stealing and the next 27 batters make out. Cy also tallies 3 hits and drives in half the Americans' runs off Rube Manning. At 41 years and 3 months he is the oldest pitcher to turn the no-hit trick. Nolan Ryan will beat him in 1990 at the age of 43. Young had a near-perfect game exactly a month ago.
May 30, 1908 - In the first game of a Memorial Day doubleheader in Boston‚ Cy Young throws a near-perfect game‚ beating Washington‚ 6-0. Jerry Freeman's 5th inning single gives Washington its only hit and baserunner. Jesse Tannehill, making his first appearance since last August, starts for the Sox in game 2, but he leaves in the 5th inning with a 2–2 score. The Sox later today suspend him without pay. Tex Pruiett relieves and is less effect than Jesse, taking the loss in a 7-4 game.
Sep 6, 1907 - Boston sweeps a pair from the Nationals beating Washington in game 1 9-2 behind Cy Young's 21st and last win of the year. Game 2 is a 3-2 Boston victory.
May 7, 1907 - The Phillies Frank Corridon pitches a 10-inning one hitter to beat Boston's Cy Young 3-1. Corridon's triple in the 10th drives in 2 runs to win. The only hit Corridon allows is a 4th inning single to Frank Burke.
Apr 11, 1907 - At Philadelphia Cy Young leaves in the 9th inning for a pinch hitter with Boston ahead 4-3. Lee Tannehill relieves gives up a tying run in the 9th but shuts outs the A's for another 5 innings before Boston scores 4 in the 14th to win. The write up of the game gives the victory to Young stating that Tannehill didn't pitch well enough to win.
Mar 28, 1907 - Popular Boston Americans OF Chick Stahl who replaced his best friend Jimmy Collins as manager of the now named Red Sox at the end of the 1906 season commits suicide in West Baden Springs IN as the team is barnstorming their way back from Little Rock Arkansas. After breakfast he returns to his room which he shared with Colins and drinks 4 oz. of carbolic acid. There are various accounts for the reason he committed the suicide ranging from suggestions of a homosexual relationship Stahl's fragile personality given to depressions and a blackmailing pregnant girl friend of the recently wed Stahl. Cy Young reluctantly agrees to start the season as Boston's manager but there will be three others during the year.
Jul 2, 1906 - In a battle of the tailenders Boston beats Washington 4-3 behind Cy Young in game 1 and Washington then whips them 17-3 in game 2 in a game called after 7 innings so the Americans can catch a train. Dave Altizer scores 5 runs for the Senators in game 2 and Jones has a triple and double.
Apr 14, 1906 - At Hilltop Park former player John Montgomery Ward throws out the first ball before the start of the Highlanders-Boston Americans opener. Veterans Jack Chesbro and Cy Young struggle to a 1-1 standoff through eleven innings before New York pushes across an unearned run in the 12th.
Sep 8, 1905 - At Boston Rube Waddell beats Cy Young again and the A's maintain their 3 1/2 game lead in the AL. But on the way back to Philadelphia after the game the team changes trains in Providence and Waddell and teammate Andy Coakley engage in a friendly scuffle over a straw hat. Waddell falls and injures his shoulder and his season is over except for two short relief appearances on the last two days. He will not appear in the World Series.
Aug 4, 1905 - At Boston Harvard Eddie Grant makes his ML debut collecting 3 hits for Cleveland. But Boston wins 7-5. Grant will go hitless tomorrow in an 8-4 loss to Cy Young and be sent down to the minors. He'll resurface with the Phillies in 1907.
Jul 24, 1905 - Detroit and Boston play their 2nd straight game in Columbus Ohio. Boston won yesterday 6-1 behind Cy Young and today Boston wins again 7-1. Bill Dinneen is victorious over Detroit workhorse George Mullin. Boston 2B Hobe Ferris was 3-for-4 yesterday and today chips in with a homer.
Jul 23, 1905 - Behind Cy Young Boston beats Detroit 6-1 and would've scored more except for 5 DPs started by SS Charley O'Leary an AL record that will be tied but never topped this century.
Jul 4, 1905 - In an A.M.-P.M doubleheader between Boston and Philadelphia the A's take the morning game 5-2 using pitchers Eddie Plank Coakley and Rube Waddell on the mound to beat Jesse Tannehill. The afternoon contest proves a classic as Philadelphia's Rube Waddell bests Cy Young in a 20-inning marathon when the Athletics prevail 4-2. It is an AL record that will last a year. Boston outhits the A's 15 to 13 but the 38-year-old Young loses on an error hit batsman and two hits. Young walks nobody in the 20 innings while 1B Bob Unglaub records 31 putouts. Philadelphia C Ossee Schreckengost works 28 innings in one day a ML record.
Sep 26, 1904 - In Philadelphia Connie Mack correctly predicts the AL finish saying "It certainly looks like the Plymouth Rocks will take the bunting" because of all the postponed games the crippled Highlanders have to make up. The New York Highlanders then lose a pair to Cleveland 4-3 and 6-2. Jack Chesbro loses the opener his first defeat in 10 games when Stovall hits a bases loaded triple in the 8th. Powell struggles to the loss in game 2 after Turner hits a double off his knee. Meanwhile Boston sweeps Detroit 2-0 and 5-3 and now leads the AL race by 2 games. Bill Dinneen applies the calcimine in the opener and Cy Young in relief of Winter (one inning) takes game 2.
Sep 17, 1904 - More than 23000 reputedly the largest crowd in Boston history show up for the showdown twinbill with the New York Highlanders. New York scores 3 runs in each of the first 2 innings against Bill Dinneen. Jack Chesbro (35-8) holds on for a 6-4 win his 7th win in a row. But Cy Young tops New York 4-2 in the nitecap beating Ned Garvin recently acquired from Brooklyn. The 2 teams split their three doubleheaders and at the end of the day New York (80-50) has a half game lead over Boston (81-52).
May 11, 1904 - Against Detroit Cy Young pitches no-hit ball until the 7th inning when Sam Crawford hits a one-out single to break his consecutive streak of no hit innings at 24 1/3 (76 batters without a hit) still the record (for years the record book had Young at 23 1/3 innings arguing his relief of Winters occurred with men on base). Young and Tiger starter Ed Killian battle for 15 innings before Boston finally scores a run to win 1-0. Young will throw 45 shutout innings in a row a record broken by Don Drysdale's 58 in 1968.
May 5, 1904 - Boston Pilgrim Cy Young pitches the 2nd of 3 no-hitters a 3-0 perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics and Rube Waddell. After Waddell flied out for the final out Young yells at him "How do you like that you hayseed!" Waddell had earlier in the season challenged Young to pitch against him. For Waddell it is one of his 18 losses this year the most of his career against 25 wins. He will strike out 349 a record until Sandy Koufax fans 382 in 1965. Today he strikes out 6 while allowing 10 hits. Young stretches his hitless inning skein to 18.
May 2, 1904 - At Huntington Grounds the A's Rube Waddell stops Boston on one hit a spoiler by Patsy Dougherty in beating Jesse Tannehill 3-0. Rube taunts Cy Young to face him and suffer the same fate and the two aces will square off on the 5th.
Apr 30, 1904 - With the score 3-1 in favor of Boston over Washington Cy Young relieves starter George Winter with no outs in the 3rd after Winters gives up 3 hits in the frame. Young then tosses 7 full innings of hitless ball as Boston wins 4-1. Young has now thrown 9 straight innings without a hit. For Washington they finish the month with an 0-10 record.
Apr 25, 1904 - In Philadelphia Boston's Cy Young pitches 8 innings and allows 6 hits in losing to the A's Rube Waddell 2-0. Young allows no hits in making the last 6 outs the start of a record 25 1/3 hitless inning skein.
Apr 14, 1904 - At chilly Hilltop Park each spectator is given a small American flag as he enters the park for the Highlanders-Boston game. Ex-Judge Olcott tosses out the first ball and then Jack Chesbro pitches and bats New York to an 8-2 victory. He scatters six hits and scores two runs on two hits including a homer. Both Boston runs come on inside the park homers by Buck Freeman in the 7th and in the 9th by Freddie Parent. New York scores 5 in the first inning off Cy Young to put the game away.
Oct 10, 1903 - Three days rest are apparently too much for Phillippe who gives up first-inning triples to Boston's Jimmy Collins and Chick Stahl for a 2-0 lead. Five of the first 11 hits are triples as the ground rules call for any balls hit into the crowds to be three baggers. Cy Young wins 7-3.
Oct 7, 1903 - Cy Young who will also pitch in 4 games stops the Pirates 11-2 on 6 hits. The 36-year-old righthander drives in 3 runs. Pittsburgh's Brickyard Kennedy pitching on his 35th birthday is ahead 4-2 in the 6th when Wagner makes 2 errors and Boston scores 6 runs. After giving up another 4 runs in the 7th Kennedy is gone and will not pitch in the majors again. Patsy Dougherty has a single a two triples while Chick Stahl and Jimmy Collins add three baggers. There are 6 triples in the game.
Oct 1, 1903 - The first modern World Series game also called "Championship of the United States" is played at Boston's Huntington Street park before an overflow crowd of 16242. Deacon Phillippe pitches Pittsburgh to a 7-3 win over Cy Young. Pittsburgh RF Jimmy Sebring hits the first HR and adds three other hits. 3B Tommy Leach has 4 hits including 2 triples for the Pirates and winds up with four three-baggers a Series record. The first of his triples goes into the RF crowd and he is allowed 3B by the ump.
Sep 3, 1903 - Boston (AL) beats the A's 6-5 in 12 innings as Cy Young earns his 25th win of the year.
Aug 21, 1903 - Ducky Holmes White Stockings OF has 4 assists in a game tying the ML record. But his team still loses 11-3 to Cy Young and the Boston Americans.
Aug 21, 1903 - In a singular effort Philadelphia's Rube Waddell allows 3 hits in edging the Tigers 1-0 in the opener of a doubleheader. Wild Bill Donovan who sets the AL record this year by losing five 1-0 game is the opposing starter. Donovan has one of the three hits. Waddell then pitches the nitecap as well giving up 8 hits before losing 2-1. With 13 K's in the DH Rube boosts his strikeout total to a record 302 for the season in these two games the last he'll pitch this year. Donovan will be 2nd in the AL with 187. With his two complete games today the overworked Rube finishes the year with 34 which will tie him with Cy Young and Donovan.
Aug 14, 1903 - In Detroit Cy Young picks up his 20th win as Boston wins 6-3.
Aug 10, 1903 - At Boston's Huntington Grounds Cy Young tosses no-hit ball for 7 innings and beats the A's 7-2.
Jul 29, 1903 - Cy Young goes all the way as Boston loses to the Highlanders 15-14. The New Yorkers had been shut out in their two previous matches in the series. Patsy Dougherty leads the Boston offense by hitting for the cycle but Cy gets little defense as Boston makes 8 errors behind him. New York starter Jack Chesbro is lifted in the 6th for Harry Howell while Willie Keeler has 4 hits to lead the Highlander offense. The game lasts 2 hours: 10 minutes.
Jul 23, 1903 - In a doubleheader with New York Cy Young wins the opener 6-1 in a match that takes one hour: 35 minutes. New York wins the nitecap 4-2.
Jul 1, 1903 - Pitcher Cy Young drives home the only run in the 10th inning as the Boston Americans beat Chicago 1-0.
Jun 28, 1903 - At St. Louis Cy Young shuts out the Browns in the opener 1-0 pinning a tough loss on Red Donohue. Pilgrim righty Long Tom Hughes follows with a 3-0 win over in the nitecap. Jack Powell takes the loss.
Jun 23, 1903 - The Boston Americans take-and hold-the AL lead as Cy Young beats Detroit and Bill Donovan 1-0. They will ?nish 14 1?2 games ahead of the Philadelphia Athletics. Donovan will complete all 34 of his starts to tie for the lead with Young and Waddell.
Apr 20, 1903 - Since yesterday was Sunday today is both Opening Day and Patriot's Day in Boston resulting in an unusual Opening Day doubleheader. The Boston Americans play an a.m. game before 8376 fans beating the A's Rube Waddell 9-4. The Athletics take the afternoon contest 10-7 watched by 27658 behind Eddie Plank and rookie Chief Bender. Cy Young and Long Tom Hughes pitch for Boston. Duke Farrell 16-year veteran is given a diamond ring by his Boston teammates in the 2nd inning of the opener. He collects 3 hits for the afternoon.
Sep 23, 1902 - Cy Young eases to his 32nd win as Boston pounds the A's 14-1.
Sep 6, 1902 - Boston defeats St. Louis 6-5 as Cy Young wins his 30th of the year.
Aug 7, 1902 - For the 2nd time this year Boston's Cy Young gives up 6 runs in the first inning and is lifted. This times the Browns bomb him enroute to a 12-4 victory in St. Louis. Young will complete 41 of 43 starts this year. Former teammate Emmet Heidrick is a pain for Boston scoring 4 times on 4 long hits-2 doubles and 2 triples.
Jul 14, 1902 - At Philadelphia Highball Wilson who pitched a game for Cleveland in 1899 makes his AL debut a good one for the A's by defeating Boston 4-3 in 10 innings. Cy Young is the losing pitcher.
Jul 8, 1902 - A rough outing as Boston righthander Doc Adkins faces 16 batters and gives up 12 hits and 12 runs in the 6th inning of a Philadelphia A's 22-9 win over the Somersets. Five players-Hartsel Davis Lave Cross Seybold and Murphy-collect two hits apiece in the frame. The A's new 2B Danny Murphy does not arrive until the 2nd inning and takes over for Lou Castro in the field with no batting practice. He has 6 hits 6-for-6 including a three-run homer off Cy Young while handling 12 chances flawlessly in a sensational AL debut (he played briefly in the NL last year). Teammate Harry Davis adds a grand slam. The 45 hits-27 by the A's-by the two teams sets an AL record that will be tied in 1928. Rube Waddell picks up the win facing just three batters in one inning of relief while singling in the big inning.
Jun 8, 1902 - At St. Louis the Boston Americans Cy Young (13-1) wins 7-1 for his 10th win in a row.
May 2, 1902 - At Boston the Orioles tag Cy Young for 6 runs in the first inning and the ace is folded. Baltimore scores another 8 runs off reliever George Prentiss (who pitched as George Wilson last year) to win 14-6. Baltimore likes Prentiss so much they will purchase him in June.
Apr 24, 1902 - Cy Young pitches Boston to an 11-3 win over Washington. Buck Freeman has 4 hits including 3 doubles while Jimmy Collins and Hobe Ferris homer. Lew Drill a rookie from Georgetown University drills 2 singles and a homer in his first 3 at bats before Young finally strikes him out.
Apr 19, 1902 - At Boston's Huntington Avenue Grounds 15000 watch Boston defeat Baltimore 7-6 in the AL Opening Day game. Cy Young is the winner.
Sep 14, 1901 - Boston's Cy Young records his 30th win of the year beating the visiting Washington Nationals 12-1.
Sep 8, 1901 - In a rare Sunday game (Sunday games are not outlawed in Chicago) before an estimated 20000 fans the largest AL crowd of the year White Sox OF Dummy Hoy laces a 2-run single in the bottom of the 9th off Boston's Cy Young to give Chicago a 4-3 win.
Aug 27, 1901 - At Boston Cy Young goes 15 innings to defeat Detroit 2-1 for his 25th win of the year.
Aug 20, 1901 - At Boston Cy Young pitches a 6-0 shut out over visiting Milwaukee. Boston (59-40) is a game behind the White Sox (60-39) but will lose 12 out of their next 17 to drop out of contention.
Aug 2, 1901 - The Boston Americans coast to a 16-0 win over the A's behind the pitching of Cy Young. It is Cy's 20th win of the year versus 5 losses.
Jul 16, 1901 - In Cleveland Boston's Cy Young notches his 12th straight win staggering to a 10-8 victory over the Blues. Buck Freeman has 3 hits including a triple off losing pitcher Moore.
Jul 12, 1901 - Boston Somersets' Cy Young scatters 7 hits in beating the Athletics 5-3 for his 300th victory.
Jun 17, 1901 - The Boston Somersets sweep a Bunker Hill day twinbill 11-1 and 10-4 part of 5-game sweep over the White Sox. Chicago relinquishes 1st place to Boston. Buck Freeman has a homer and triple in the two games to back Mitchell and Cy Young.
May 8, 1901 - In their long-delayed AL home opener Boston defeats Philadelphia's Bill Bernhard 12-4 behind Cy Young who jumped from the St. Louis NL team and signed in the second week in March. Boston is led by Buck Freeman who has a single triple and homer. Young complains that he does not like the rule against pitchers warming up but he will still lead the AL with his 1.62 ERA. His 33 wins are 41.8 percent of his team's 79 victories a post-1900 record it will stand until Steve Carlton wins 45.8 percent of the Phils' 59 wins in 1972. Young also complains about catchers. "I do not like the league rule compelling the catcher to stand behind the bat all the time. It handicaps a pitcher. I cannot extend myself as I would like."
Aug 25, 1900 - John "Snags" Heidrick is 0-for-3 but swipes 4 bases in St. Louis's 2-0 win over Chicago. Cy Young is the winner.
Aug 20, 1900 - In the Reds 15-7 pasting of St. Louis Cy Young is knocked out of the box for the 2nd consecutive game. This is a first in his career. The usually taciturn Young charges into the stand after a heckler who accused him of quitting on the team. Young will finish 32 of his 35 starts in compiling a 19-19 record.
Aug 24, 1899 - Cy Young pitches his 3rd consecutive shutout allowing the hard-hitting Phillies only 3 hits in a 5-0 win.
Mar 29, 1899 - The Robison brothers owners of the Cleveland franchise gain control of the St. Louis franchise as well and redistribute players. St. Louis which finished 12th in 1898 is enhanced with Cy Young Jesse Burkett Bobby Wallace and manager-1B Patsy Tebeau. Cleveland is greatly weakened by the transfers. The new St. Louis owners change the name of Sportsman's Park to League Park. They also change the color of the team socks from brown to red. The team nickname becomes the Perfectos. The players going to Cleveland are Kid Carsey Jack Clements Lave Cross Tommy Dowd Dick Harley Bill Hill Harry Lochhead Harry Maupin Joe Quinn Jack Stivetts Willie Sudhoff Joe Sugden Sleeper Sullivan and Tommy Tucker.
Oct 9, 1898 - Reds OF Dusty Miller has 8 hits in a doubleheader against Cleveland. He dusts Cy Young in the opener going 5-for-5 as the Reds win 12-5. Miller has a single double and triple in the nitecap a 6-6 tie called after 7 innings because of darkness.
Sep 5, 1898 - Cleveland outlasts Cincinnati 8-6 in a 14-inning slugfest of 38 hits 9 of them doubles. Cy Young and "Still Bill" Hill who allows 21 hits go all the way.
Jul 4, 1898 - While Cleveland's Cy Young is delivering the ball in the 8th inning Sam Mertes of Chicago steals home to tie the score. Then he drives in the winning run in the 9th 4-3 to pin the loss on Cy. Frank Isbell is the winner. Cleveland takes the opener 11-2 as Zeke Wilson cuts down Chicago's Walt Woods.
Sep 18, 1897 - In the first game of a doubleheader in Cleveland Cy Young shuts out the Reds 6-0 on a no-hitter the only one in the NL this year and the first in 4 years. Only 4 men reach 1B all on errors. One of the errors is a hot smash to 3B Bobby Wallace and it is initially credited as a hit. After the 8th inning Wallace sends a note to the press box saying it should be an error and the box score is changed. Young will later say he regards this game as a one-hitter as he thought the grounder was "too warm" for Wallace to handle.
Sep 19, 1896 - Cy Young throws a 7-hitter and hits a HR while Jesse Burkett gets 5 hits in Cleveland's 21-2 win over visiting Cincinnati. The game is called on account of darkness and mercy after 7 innings.
Jul 23, 1896 - Cy Young pitches no-hit ball for 8 2?3 innings before surrendering a single to Ed Delahanty in a 2-0 win over Philadelphia. The win is Cleveland's 6th straight and leaves them one game out of first place.
Jun 19, 1896 - Chicago defeats Cleveland 8-3 in a turbulent game. In the 7th umpire Tom Lynch changes a close call at first base and enrages Cleveland manager-1B Patsy Tebeau. Lynch ejects Tebeau but Tebeau refuses to leave the field. The two square off and a near riot ensues. Lynch refuses to continue and players Cy Young of Cleveland and backup catcher Con Daily of Chicago alternate as umpires.
May 21, 1896 - Cy Young gets Cleveland's 8th consecutive win with a 4-1 decision over Boston. The streak has helped the Spiders to solidify their hold on first place.
Jul 23, 1895 - First-place Cleveland takes a pair from visiting Washington, winning 9-8 in 11 innings and 6-3 in a 5 1/2 inning game shortened by darkness. When Cleveland scores 5 in the first inning of game two, Washington resorts to stalling tactics by throwing the ball high and playing one inning with the outfielders sitting in the infield. Cleveland answers by striking out and refusing to run out hit balls. Bill Joyce has a pair of homeruns off Cy Young in the losing effort.
Jul 22, 1895 - Baltimore splits a doubleheader with Pittsburgh, winning 12-0 and losing 9-8, and Cleveland tops Washington 8–6 to reclaim first place by one percentage point. Nine teams are still within 6 games of the Spiders. Cleveland is helped by rookie Pussy Tebeau, who debuts when Harry Blake becomes ill during the game. Pussy goes 1-for-1 with a steal and two runs scored. Pitcher Nig Cuppy also falls ill and Cy Young wins the game in relief.
Sep 3, 1894 - Joe Kelley becomes the 2nd man in ML history to get 9 hits (9-for-9) in a doubleheader as Baltimore sweeps Cleveland 13-2 and 16-3 to strengthen its hold on first place. It will be 32 years until another player matches Kelley's achievement. In the 6-inning game 2 against Cy Young Kelley ties the ML record with 4 doubles and his 9 straight hits set a ML record which will be broken in 3 years. In the first game the two teams combine for a ML record 11 triples with Baltimore racking up 9 of them against Mike Sullivan. Baltimore will hit 150 triples in 129 games this year.
Jul 10, 1894 - Cleveland rolls to a 23-4 win over Washington scoring 19 earned runs all of Duke Esper. Cy Young is the winner.
Apr 24, 1894 - In a game atypical for 1894 Cy Young throws a 2-hit shutout at Cincinnati 1-0 as the Cleveland Spiders score the winning run in the 9th inning on McAleer single following Ewing's double.
Oct 19, 1892 - Boston wins another one-run contest 3-2 as Stivetts bests Cy Young.
Oct 17, 1892 - To settle the championship of baseball's first split season Boston the first-half winner starts a 5-game series with Cleveland the 2nd-half champ. Jack Stivetts and Cy Young battle to an 11-inning scoreless tie.
Oct 5, 1892 - Cy Young of Cleveland hurls his league-leading 9th shutout beating Cincinnati 6-0.
Sep 28, 1891 - The Giants arrive in Boston without their two best pitchers (Amos Rusie and John Ewing) and their best hitter (Roger Connor) and arrange to play 5 games in 3 days. They lose the first one 11-3 as the Beaneaters move to within one-half game of Chicago which loses to Cy Young and Cleveland 4-2.
Aug 22, 1891 - In six plate appearances Walt Wilmot of the Chicago Colts draws 6 bases on balls from Cleveland Spider pitchers Lee Viau and Cy Young to set a ML record for walks in a game. Jimmie Foxx (6/16/38) and Andre Thornton (5/2/84) will be the only players to tie this record. Chicago wins today 11-9.
May 1, 1891 - Cleveland opens new League Park at 66th and Lexington with Cy Young pitching the Spiders to a 12-3 victory over the Reds before a crowd of about 9500.
Aug 6, 1890 - Cleveland's Cy Young makes his ML debut beating Chicago 8-1 on a 3-hitter.