newcomerstown

Cy Young Memorial Park in Newcomerstown, Ohio.  US Route 36 is visible in the background.  Sometimes there’s talk about what baseball record can never be surpassed, often concluding that the 56-game hitting streak of Joe DiMaggio is unreachable.  I’m inclined to think that Cy Young’s 511 career pitching wins are beyond reach.  Only one other pitcher ever won 400, and that was Walter Johnson who last pitched in the 1920s.  Baseball’s all-time winningest pitchers are here.  Photo taken in May 2016 by James Edmunds.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran a nice article on Cy Young and Newcomerstown a few years ago; it’s here.