Friday, March 29th will mark what would have been Cy Young's 143rd birthday.
Young was one of the best pitchers of all time, winning the first World Series, holding six career records that have stood over 90 years, and enjoying a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and on Major League Baseball's All-Century team.
However, with each passing year and each presentation of the American and National League Cy Young awards, Young's accomplishments become a more distant memory. Cy's impressive productivity over his long and successful career seem more and more detached from the game of today.
Still, even though Denton True Young first put on a major league uniform 123 years ago, many of his methods and beliefs about pitching can still be useful to the major league pitchers of today.
Here are some pointers that Cy Young would give to current pitchers if he were alive to share them.