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On This Day: Cy Young Wins His 300th



On July 12, 1901, Cy Young won his 300th game, beating the Philadelphia Athletics 5-3 in front of his hometown crowd at Boston's Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds. The 34-year-old whose fastballs reminded one of a cyclone and had given him his nickname still had some zip in his arm, completing all nine innings while giving up seven hits and averaging .333 at the plate.


Meanwhile, the A's relied on two pitchers to split the load, with neither John McPherson nor Bill Bernhard doing enough to stifle an American victory. Amazingly, he would collect 211 more wins after that day. His 511 career wins sit alone as one of the more unbreakable records in baseball history.



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