Club Ranks: T-1st in wins (192), T-1st in SHO (38), 1st in CG (275), 1st in WHIP (0.97), 2nd in ERA (2.00), 3rd in starts (297), 3rd in IP (2,728.1), 4th in SO (1,341), 7th in BAA (.233), 8th in games (327)
Cy Young was good, but just how good was he? I rank him behind Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez. He may be a greater player than either, or both, of these two overall, but they were both better Red Sox players than Young.
Young was no slouch, though. A World Series champion in 1903, Young pitched the first perfect game in AL history in 1904, the first of his two no-hitters for the Red Sox.
Like Lefty Grove, Young enjoyed extraordinary success for his age; he turned 34 just before the 1901 season, his first with the Red Sox.
Young was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937, the Hall's second year of existence.