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Ross Youngs from the Chronology
Apr 2, 1942 - Publisher A.J. Spink‚ in TSN‚ reports on the result of a poll of 100 former major leaguers and managers as to who their choice is as best player of all time. Ty Cobb is the overwhelming pick‚ getting 60 of the votes cast. The remaining 42 votes are divided among 14 players: Honus Wagner (17): Babe Ruth (11); and Rogers Hornsby and Ross Youngs (2 votes each). The following players each received one vote: Lou Gehrig‚ Ed Delahanty‚ Tris Speaker‚ Joe DiMaggio‚ Mel Ott‚ George Sisler‚ Eddie Collins‚ Christy Mathewson‚ Walter Johnson‚ and Jerry Denny. Among those who reveal they voted for Cobb are Speaker‚ Collins‚ Sisler‚ Johnson‚ Al Simmons‚ Connie Mack‚ and Jack Coombs.
Oct 22, 1927 - Future Hall of Famer Ross Youngs one of John McGraw's favorite players dies of Bright's disease at age 30 cutting short a 10-year career in which he batted .322. Youngs had been accompanied by a specialist as early as 1924 and after the illness had been identified the Giants hired a nurse to travel with Youngs. He was bedridden in 1927 after appearing in just 95 games in 1926.
Jun 12, 1925 - In a 6-2 loss to the Pirates the Giants make a triple play that goes from SS Travis Jackson to C Hank Gowdy to 3B Heinie Groh to RF Ross Youngs to 2B George Kelly to 1B Terry. In the first inning with Max Carey on 3B and Johnny Rawlings on 2B Kiki Cuyler taps a slow roller to SS that gets away from Jackson for a few seconds. Carey starts home and is caught Jackson to Gowdy to 3B Groh. Rawlings on his way to 3B heads back to 2B and is run down. Cuyler tries for 2B and gets caught in a rundown.
Oct 1, 1924 - Another bribery scandal clouds the WS atmosphere. Judge Landis bans Giants OF Jimmy O'Connell and coach Cozy Dolan from the WS after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils SS Heinie Sand on the 27th to "go easy" in their season-ending series against the Giants. O'Connell implicates Frank Frisch George Kelly and Ross Youngs who deny everything and are cleared by Landis. O'Connell is out of baseball at 23. AL President Ban Johnson an enemy of the Giants John McGraw proclaims that the World Series should be canceled because of the betting scandal a pronouncement that the owners will ignore. Johnson however decides not to attend any WS games.
Oct 13, 1923 - The Yankees score 6 runs in the 2nd off 3 Giants hurlers to help a shaky Bob Shawkey (16-11) to an 8-4 win. Whitey Witt has 3 hits and 2 RBI; for the losers Frank Frisch has 2 hits for the 3rd time and Ross Youngs has 4.
Jun 1, 1923 - With 5 hits apiece by Heinie Groh Ross Youngs and Jimmie O'Connell-a first in the 20th century the first-place Giants score in all 9 innings also a ML record beating the Phils 22-8 at Baker Bowl. It's been done only once since in the N.L. by the Cardinals on September 13 1964 and never in the AL. O'Connell has 3 doubles a homer and a single in his 5 safeties good for 7 RBIs. The winning pitcher is Claude Jonnard.
Sep 23, 1922 - Rogers Hornsby belts his 40th homer a solo shot in the 6th at the Polo Grounds but the Giants hang on to win 7-5. Ross Youngs saves a homer in the 9th when he leaps to snag Jack Smith's drive. Jack Scott hits 4-for-4 and pitches all the way for the win to keep the Giants six games in front of Pittsburgh.
Sep 3, 1922 - The Giants pull off a 2nd inning triple play against the Phils. With runners on 1B and 2B Jimmy Smith pops up and the infield fly rule is called. Although Smith is called out Frisch fails to catch the ball and the runners take off. Giants right fielder Ross Youngs picks the ball up and the relay catches runner Cliff Lee at 3B for out #2. 3B Heinie Groh's throw and relay catch Sam Leslie at 1B for the 3rd out. The Giants then break a 7-7 tie in the 9th when Frankie Frisch scores from 2B on a muffed 6-3 play that Phils pitcher Jimmy Ring bobbles.
Apr 29, 1922 - The NY Giants collect 20 hits including 4 inside-the-park HRs in windswept Braves Field in Boston. George Kelly hits 2 one in the 4th and another in the 9th and Ross Youngs and Dave Bancroft hit the others. Youngs includes the cycle in his 5 hits and scores 5 runs. Phil Douglas coasts to a 15-4 win.
Oct 7, 1921 - The Giants bats wake up against Bob Shawkey (18-12) and 3 other pitchers. A 20-hit barrage and 8-run 8th sink the Yanks 13-5. Jesse Barnes (15-9) gets the win. Ross Youngs set a WS record with a pair of long hits-2B and 3B-and 5 total bases in the 8th.