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Young, Cy

Cy Young : an American baseball hero - viii, 133 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. - Biographies for young readers. .

Includes webography.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-130).

In the beginning -- The pride of the Spiders -- League Park opens -- The first try at a championship -- The Temple Cup -- Cy changes teams -- The World Series begins -- Cy is perfect -- A new record -- The Hall of Fame calls -- Cy's timeline -- Glossary -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography.

"Cy Young was one of the hardest-throwing pitchers of all time. He recorded three no-hitters-including a perfect game-and accumulated more than 2,800 strikeouts on his way to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Scott H. Longert uses Young's life story to introduce middle-grade readers to the game, explaining balls, strikes, and outs in an easy-to-understand way. Longert narrates each season and each milestone game with an enthusiastic play-by-play that is sure to draw readers into the excitement on the field and in the crowd, fostering a better understanding of and a passion for baseball. Baseball fans today know Cy Young's name chiefly through the award given in his honor each year to the best pitcher in the National and the American Leagues. Denton True "Cyclone" Young won more than five hundred games over a career that spanned four decades, a record that no other major league pitcher has come close to matching. In addition to being the winningest pitcher in baseball history, he was also a kind, self-effacing, and generous man. Born into a farm family in rural Ohio, he never lost touch with the small-town values he grew with"--

Ages 8-12 years Ohio University Press. Grades 4-6 Ohio University Press.

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Young, Cy, 1867-1955 --Juvenile literature.

Boston Red Sox (Baseball team)--History--Juvenile literature.
Cleveland Indians (Baseball team)--History--Juvenile literature.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum--Juvenile literature.
Major League Baseball (Organization)--History--Juvenile literature.

World Series (Baseball)--History--Juvenile literature.

Pitchers (Baseball)--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Baseball players--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Baseball--History--Ohio--Juvenile literature.


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