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Cy Young : a baseball life, Reed Browning

Label
Cy Young : a baseball life
Title
Cy Young
Title remainder
a baseball life
Statement of responsibility
Reed Browning
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: He was the winner of 511 major league baseball games, nearly a hundred more than any other pitcher. He threw three no-hitters, including the first perfect game in the new American League. He was among the original twelve players inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame, and his name is now attached to the game's most prestigious pitching award. Yet for all his accomplishments, Cy Young remains to most baseball fans a legendary but little known figure. In this book, Reed Browning re-creates the life of Denton True "Cyclone" Young and places his story in the context of a rapidly changing turn-of-the-century America. Born in rural Ohio, the son of a Civil War veteran, Young learned his trade at a time when only underhand pitching was permitted. When he began his professional career in 1890, pitchers wore no gloves and stood five feet closer to the batter than they do today. By the time he retired in 1911, the game of baseball had evolved into its modern form and claimed unquestioned status as America's "national pastime." As Browning shows, Young's extraordinary mastery of his craft owed much to his ability to adapt to the changing nature of the game. Endowed with an exceptional fastball, he gradually developed a wide array of deliveries and pitches-all of which he could throw with astonishing control. Yet his success can also be attributed, at least in part, to the rustic values of loyalty, hard work, and fair play that he embraced and embodied, and for which he became renowned among baseball fans of his day
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
796.357092
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.Y58
LC item number
B76 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cy Young : a baseball life, Reed Browning
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Preface -- 1: 1867-1890: life before glory -- 2: 1890-1892: the cyclone blows into town -- 3: Birth of the modern pitching regime -- 4: 1893-1895: success at sixty and six -- 5: 1896-1898: a durable man -- 6: 1899-1900: St Louis blues -- 7: Snapshot of a private man -- 8: 1901-1902: the toast of Boston -- 9: Triumph of Bifederal baseball -- 10: 1903-1904: the king of pitchers -- 11: Foundations of success -- 12: 1905-1908: old Cy Young -- 13: True nobility -- 14: 1909-1911: recessional -- 15: 1912-1955: life after glory -- Appendix 1: Cy Young's salary history -- Appendix 2: Cy Young's greatest games -- Appendix 3: 511 wins? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm51780608
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 283 p.
Isbn
9781558493988
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a341479
  • (OCoLC)51780608
Label
Cy Young : a baseball life, Reed Browning
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Preface -- 1: 1867-1890: life before glory -- 2: 1890-1892: the cyclone blows into town -- 3: Birth of the modern pitching regime -- 4: 1893-1895: success at sixty and six -- 5: 1896-1898: a durable man -- 6: 1899-1900: St Louis blues -- 7: Snapshot of a private man -- 8: 1901-1902: the toast of Boston -- 9: Triumph of Bifederal baseball -- 10: 1903-1904: the king of pitchers -- 11: Foundations of success -- 12: 1905-1908: old Cy Young -- 13: True nobility -- 14: 1909-1911: recessional -- 15: 1912-1955: life after glory -- Appendix 1: Cy Young's salary history -- Appendix 2: Cy Young's greatest games -- Appendix 3: 511 wins? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm51780608
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 283 p.
Isbn
9781558493988
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a341479
  • (OCoLC)51780608

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