August 6, 1890

On This Date in in 1890, 23 year old Cy Young of the Cleveland Spiders pitched in his first major league baseball game against the Chicago White Sox and achieved his first major league victory. The White Sox fans accused him of getting lucky because he threw like a girl. A 6’2” 210 pound hard throwing girl who would play another 21 years and accumulate 511 total wins in his career. White Sox fans have never been accused of intelligence.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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