Denton True Young

NAME: Denton True Young

BORN: March 29, 1867

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

born...Gilmore, Ohio (Harrison County)
lived...Newcomerstown, Ohio (Tuscarawas County)

OCCUPATION: athlete, baseball player

DIED: November 4, 1955, Newcomerstown, Ohio

FAST FACTS:

Young made his major league debut August 6, 1890. with Cleveland in the National League. He played there from 1890 until 1898. He pitched in St. Louis for two seasons before transferring to the Boston Red Sox.

On May 5,1905, in a game against the Philadelphia Athletics, Young pitched the first perfect game in American League history. Young finished his career with 511 wins, including three no-hitters. He returned to Cleveland in 1909, but finished out his career in Boston in 1911.

Young was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.