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Irv Young from the Chronology
Jun 19, 1911 - At Detroit's Bennett Field Cobb singles off Chicago's Irv Young then scores from first on a single. With his hit Cobb equals Bill Bradley's AL hit record of 29 straight games set in 1902. Detroit wins 8-5
Oct 8, 1910 - With the White Sox putting lefty Irv Young on the mound against the Tigers Cobb takes the night train the Philadelphia and manager Hugh Jennings leaves for home. Wild Bill Donovan manages the Tigers. Young allows 3 hits in taming the Tigers 4-0 his 4th win of the year and 4th shutout. He adds a RBI single steals second and when neither the second baseman or shortstop move to cover the base the throw sails into CF and Young sails to 3B. He then scores the 4th run.
Jul 13, 1909 - At Nicollet Park in Minneapolis Irv Young puts on "the greatest single-day mound performance in the history of the Millers" (historian Stew Thornley). In the first game of a doubleheader with the Milwaukee Brewers (AA) Young holds the Brewers to 4 hits to win 1-0. Young homers in the fifth for the game's only run. So impressive is Young that he pitches the nightcap holding the Brewers hitless until the 9th and finishing with a one-hit 5-0 victory. The double shutout puts the Millers two games in front of Milwaukee. The 2 teams will fight for the AA lead for the next 2 months before fading in the final week allowing Louisville to sneak into first.
Aug 26, 1908 - The Giants sweep scoring a run in the 8th and 2 in the 9th to trip Irv Young and the host Pirates 4-3. Mathewson in relief is given the win though by today's scoring he would receive a save. New York's 8-game win streak puts them ahead of Pittsburgh and Chicago by 3 1/2 games.
Jul 27, 1908 - Following the Sunday off Wagner hits doubles in his first 2 at bats to again lead the Pirates to a 4-3 win over New York. Nick Maddox with relief help from Irv Young is the winner over Doc Crandall. Both Maddox and Young plunk two Giant batters.
Jul 2, 1908 - Well they didn't get him to beat Chicago. Pittsburgh's Irv Young acquired two weeks ago from Boston loses his 11th straight to Chicago 3-0 in game 1. His streak dates back to August 6 1905. The Pirates claw back in game 2 winning 9-4 to stay a half game behind first-place Chicago.
Jun 24, 1908 - The Giants sweep 2 games from Boston to move into 3rd place. Hooks Wiltse tosses a 2-hit shutout to win 4-0 and Mathewson follows with a 7-1 victory over Irv Young in the 2nd match. Matty leaves after 7 innings.
Jun 18, 1908 - The Pirates and Braves swap Youngs: Pittsburgh acquires P Irv "Cy the second" Young from Boston (NL) in exchange for Harley Young and P Tom McCarthy. Irv Young who averaged 330+ innings the past three seasons will pitch just 175 this year and fewer the next 2 seasons his last with the White Sox.
Apr 29, 1908 - The Braves rally to tie the Giants in the 5th then score runs in the 10th and 11th to beat Malarkey 7-6. Winning pitcher Irv Young scores the winning run when former Brave Fred Tenney drops a perfect throw at 1B.
Apr 27, 1908 - At Boston Mathewson twirls a one-hitter walking none to beat Irv Young 2-0.
Sep 9, 1907 - The Giants play their 5th doubleheader in a week splitting shutouts with Boston. New York takes the opener 10-0 then Irv Young outpitches Christy Mathewson 1-0 in the 7-inning nitecap.
Oct 5, 1906 - The Giants give Christy Mathewson's brother Henry a starting chance against Boston and he promptly puts his name in the record books. Henry establishes a modern NL record by walking 14. He also hits one batter allows just 5 hits but completes the 7-1 loss. He'll pitch another inning next year but this is his only ML decision. Big Jeff Pfeffer is the winner but he still finishes 13-22. He combines with Young Lindeman and Dorner as four 20-game losers matching the ML record set last year by Boston. Irv Young is the only repeater from last year's staff.
Oct 4, 1906 - Boston (NL) hurlers Vive Lindaman and Irv Young lose 3-2 and 2-1 to Brooklyn. The Beaneaters ?nish last with 102 losses. Four hardworking hurlers bear the brunt: Young and Gus Dorner each lose 25 games; Lindaman 23; and Frank "Big Jeff" Pfeffer 22.
Apr 12, 1906 - Boston (NL) OF Johnny Bates becomes the first modern player to hit a homer in his first ML at bat when he connects in the 2nd inning against the Brooklyn Superbas' Harry McIntire. Boston hurler Irv Young allows only one hit-a double by Lumley-and wins 2-0.
Sep 30, 1905 - Mike Lynch of Pittsburgh beats Boston 10-9 handing Irv Young his 20th loss. Young (20-21) Willis (11-29) Fraser (14-21) and Wilhelm (4-23) set a ML record as the first 4 pitchers on one team to all lose 20 games in a season. A Beaneater quartet will match it next season.
Sep 20, 1905 - Boston Beaneater lefty Irv Young beats Brooklyn 6-5 for his 20th win. He'll lose his 20th in 10 days.
Sep 16, 1905 - At Boston the leading Giants sweep two from the Beaneaters winning 3-1 and 7-1. In the opener Mathewson wins his 10th straight beating Irv Young who allows just 3 hits. Boston notches 8 off Matty.
Jun 24, 1905 - At the Polo Grounds the Giants beat Boston 2-1 in 12 innings with Mathewson getting the win. With 2 outs in the 12th Matty hits a flyball to CF Rip Cannell who drops the ball. Catcher Frank Bowerman on 1B chugs around with the winning run. Irv Young is the unfortunate loser.
Apr 14, 1905 - Wait Till Next Year: Boston's Kaiser Wilhelm loses to the Giants' Joe McGinnity 10-1 in the opener at the Polo Grounds before an enthusiastic estimate of 40000. He will ?nish the year 4-22 one of 4 Beaneaters who will lose 20 or more this year. The other 3 are Irv Young Vic Willis and Chick Fraser. The only other team ever to have a quartet of 20-game losers will be the Beaneaters again in 1906.