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Irv Young

Irving Melrose Young (Young Cy or Cy The Second)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: July 21, 1877 in Columbia Falls, ME (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1905 (Age 27)
Rookie Status: Lost 1905 [*]
Teams (by GP): Beaneaters/Doves/WhiteSox/Pirates 1905-1911

Final Game: August 25, 1911 (Age 34)
Died: January 14, 1935 in Brewer, ME
Buried: Great Hill Cemetery, Columbia Falls, ME
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1161. Turk Lown… #1162. Rodrigo Lopez… #1163. Willard Nixon… #1164. IRV YOUNG… #1165. Jack Knott… #1166. Jack Fisher… #1167. Harry McIntire… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1905 27 BSN NL 20 21 .488 2.90 43 42 1 41 7 0 378.0 337 146 122 6 71 156 8 0 6 1475 106 2.53 1.079 8.0 0.1 1.7 3.7 2.20
1906 28 BSN NL 16 25 .390 2.91 43 41 1 37 4 0 358.1 349 157 116 7 83 151 6 1 9 1416 92 2.52 1.206 8.8 0.2 2.1 3.8 1.82
1907 29 BSN NL 10 23 .303 3.96 40 32 7 22 3 1 245.1 287 131 108 5 58 86 13 0 3 1010 64 2.61 1.406 10.5 0.2 2.1 3.2 1.48
1908 30 TOT NL 8 12 .400 2.42 32 18 9 10 2 1 174.2 167 82 47 3 40 63 7 0 0 696 97 2.41 1.185 8.6 0.2 2.1 3.2 1.58
1908 30 BSN NL 4 9 .308 2.86 16 11 3 7 1 0 85.0 94 49 27 2 19 32 2 0 0 346 84 2.40 1.329 10.0 0.2 2.0 3.4 1.68
1908 30 PIT NL 4 3 .571 2.01 16 7 6 3 1 1 89.2 73 33 20 1 21 31 5 0 0 350 114 2.42 1.048 7.3 0.1 2.1 3.1 1.48
1910 32 CHW AL 4 8 .333 2.72 27 17 5 7 4 0 135.2 122 52 41 0 39 64 3 0 2 536 88 2.31 1.187 8.1 0.0 2.6 4.2 1.64
1911 33 CHW AL 5 6 .455 4.37 24 11 9 3 1 2 92.2 99 61 45 2 25 40 0 1 3 457 74 2.99 1.338 9.6 0.2 2.4 3.9 1.60
6 Yrs 63 95 .399 3.11 209 161 32 120 21 4 1384.2 1361 629 479 23 316 560 37 2 23 5590 88 2.54 1.211 8.8 0.1 2.1 3.6 1.77
162 Game Avg. 12 17 .399 3.11 38 30 6 22 4 1 254 250 116 88 4 58 103 7 0 4 1027 88 2.54 1.211 8.8 0.1 2.1 3.6 1.77
BSN (4 yrs) 50 78 .391 3.15 142 126 12 107 15 1 1066.2 1067 483 373 20 231 425 29 1 18 4247 88 2.54 1.217 9.0 0.2 1.9 3.6 1.84
CHW (2 yrs) 9 14 .391 3.39 51 28 14 10 5 2 228.1 221 113 86 2 64 104 3 1 5 993 81 2.59 1.248 8.7 0.1 2.5 4.1 1.63
PIT (1 yr) 4 3 .571 2.01 16 7 6 3 1 1 89.2 73 33 20 1 21 31 5 0 0 350 114 2.42 1.048 7.3 0.1 2.1 3.1 1.48
NL (4 yrs) 54 81 .400 3.06 158 133 18 110 16 2 1156.1 1140 516 393 21 252 456 34 1 18 4597 89 2.53 1.204 8.9 0.2 2.0 3.5 1.81
AL (2 yrs) 9 14 .391 3.39 51 28 14 10 5 2 228.1 221 113 86 2 64 104 3 1 5 993 81 2.59 1.248 8.7 0.1 2.5 4.1 1.63

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1905 27 BSN NL 378.0 43 42 146 3.48 4.27 -0.26 0.00 103.0 4.66 51 6.2 1.0 -0.3 9.2 80 .643 .538
1906 28 BSN NL 358.1 43 41 157 3.94 3.69 -0.25 0.00 102.0 4.02 7 0.9 1.0 -0.3 3.8 29 .520 .505
1907 29 BSN NL 245.1 40 32 131 4.81 3.41 -0.10 0.00 103.0 3.62 -29 -3.4 1.0 -0.2 -1.4 -15 .415 .479
1908 30 BSN NL 85.0 16 11 49 5.19 3.31 0.07 0.00 102.0 3.30 -18 -2.0 1.0 -0.1 -1.3 -12 .374 .488
1908 30 PIT NL 89.2 16 7 33 3.31 3.26 0.12 0.00 98.0 3.08 -2 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.5 4 .483 .498
1910 32 CHW AL 135.2 27 17 52 3.45 3.75 0.17 0.00 95.0 3.39 0 0.0 1.0 -0.1 1.3 11 .501 .500
1911 33 CHW AL 92.2 24 11 61 5.92 4.60 0.22 0.00 97.0 4.25 -17 -1.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -7 .430 .490
6 Seasons 1384.2 209 161 629 4.09 3.81 -0.11 0.00 101.2 3.97 -9 -0.3 1.0 -1.1 11.2 88 .498 .503
BSN (4 yrs) 1066.2 142 126 483 4.08 3.80 -0.19 0.00 102.6 4.10 11 1.6 1.0 -0.8 10.3 81 .511 .506
CHW (2 yrs) 228.1 51 28 113 4.45 4.09 0.19 0.00 95.8 3.74 -17 -1.6 1.0 -0.2 0.5 3 .468 .495
PIT (1 yr) 89.2 16 7 33 3.31 3.26 0.12 0.00 98.0 3.08 -2 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.5 4 .483 .498

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1905 27 BSN NL 43 138 136 6 14 4 0 0 4 0 1 46 .103 .109 .132 .242 -27 18 0 1 1
1906 28 BSN NL 43 133 125 6 12 1 0 0 6 0 6 53 .096 .137 .104 .241 -24 13 0 2 1
1907 29 BSN NL 40 82 80 2 13 1 1 0 3 1 0 30 .163 .173 .200 .373 17 16 1 1 1
1908 30 TOT NL 32 65 62 4 11 0 1 0 2 0 2 23 .177 .203 .210 .413 32 13 0 1 1
1908 30 BSN NL 16 33 32 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 15 .156 .156 .156 .313 1 5 0 1 1
1908 30 PIT NL 16 32 30 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 8 .200 .250 .267 .517 65 8 0 0 1
1910 32 CHW AL 27 48 44 3 5 0 1 0 1 1 1 17 .114 .133 .159 .292 -7 7 0 3 1
1911 33 CHW AL 24 30 28 0 5 2 0 0 2 0 1 10 .179 .207 .250 .457 28 7 0 1 1
6 Yrs 209 496 475 21 60 8 3 0 18 2 11 179 .126 .148 .156 .304 -6 74 1 9
162 Game Avg. 162 384 368 16 47 6 2 0 14 2 9 139 .126 .148 .156 .304 -6 57 1 7
BSN (4 yrs) 142 386 373 16 44 6 1 0 15 1 7 144 .118 .136 .139 .276 -14 52 1 5
CHW (2 yrs) 51 78 72 3 10 2 1 0 3 1 2 27 .139 .162 .194 .357 8 14 0 4
PIT (1 yr) 16 32 30 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 8 .200 .250 .267 .517 65 8 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 158 418 403 18 50 6 2 0 15 1 9 152 .124 .145 .149 .294 -8 60 1 5
AL (2 yrs) 51 78 72 3 10 2 1 0 3 1 2 27 .139 .162 .194 .357 8 14 0 4

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1905 27 BSN NL 43 138 -21 0 0 0 10 -10 -1.2 0 -10 -1.2 .473 .493 -1.2 0.0 -10 1
1906 28 BSN NL 43 133 -18 0 0 0 9 -8 -1.1 0 -8 -1.1 .475 .493 -1.1 -0.0 -8 1
1907 29 BSN NL 40 82 -8 -0 0 0 5 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1
1908 30 BSN NL 16 33 -4 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
1908 30 PIT NL 16 32 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1910 32 CHW AL 27 48 -6 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1
1911 33 CHW AL 24 30 -3 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
6 Seasons 209 496 -60 1 0 0 35 -24 -3.0 0 -24 -3.0 .486 .497 -2.9 -0.0 -24
BSN (4 yrs) 142 386 -50 0 0 0 27 -23 -2.8 0 -23 -2.8 .481 .495 -2.7 -0.0 -23
CHW (2 yrs) 51 78 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .494 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -3
PIT (1 yr) 16 32 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .501 0.1 0.0 1

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1905 BSN NL 27 P 43 378.0 151 33 115 3 1 .980 3.52 3.44 .943 2.97 2.93
1906 BSN NL 28 P 43 358.1 143 27 108 8 5 .944 3.39 3.14 .948 3.05 2.99
1907 BSN NL 29 P 40 245.1 92 20 69 3 4 .967 3.26 2.23 .950 2.97 2.89
1908 TOT NL 30 P 32 174.2 59 10 42 7 2 .881 2.68 1.63 .953 2.99 2.98
1908 BSN NL 30 P 16 85.0 28 6 18 4 2 .857 2.54 1.50 .953 2.99 2.98
1908 PIT NL 30 P 16 89.2 31 4 24 3 0 .903 2.81 1.75 .953 2.99 2.98
1910 CHW AL 32 P 27 135.2 49 11 38 0 1 1.000 3.25 1.81 .942 3.29 3.28
1911 CHW AL 33 P 24 92.2 33 4 28 1 1 .970 3.11 1.33 .938 2.88 2.85
6 Seasons P 209 1384.2 527 105 400 22 14 .958 3.28 2.42 .946 3.02 2.98
6 Seasons TOT 209 1384.2 527 105 400 22 14 .958 3.28 2.42 .946 3.02 2.98
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1905 NL  8.0 (3rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1905 NL  9.2 (1st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
Career  3.11 (208th)

Wins s c a p y
1905 NL  20 (5th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1905 NL  1.079 (6th)
Career  1.211 (160th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1905 NL  1.691 (3rd)
1906 NL  2.085 (7th)
1907 NL  2.128 (9th)
Career  2.054 (105th)

Games Played s c a p y
1905 NL  43 (3rd)
1906 NL  43 (2nd)
1907 NL  40 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1907 NL  1 (8th)
1911 AL  2 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1905 NL  378.0 (1st)
1906 NL  358.3 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1905 NL  156 (5th)
1906 NL  151 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1905 NL  42 (1st)
1906 NL  41 (1st)
1907 NL  32 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1905 NL  41 (1st)
1906 NL  37 (1st)

Shutouts s c a p y
1905 NL  7 (2nd)
1910 AL  4 (7th)
Career  21 (230th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1905 NL  6 (6th)
1906 NL  7 (1st)
1907 NL  5 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1905 NL  337 (3rd)
1906 NL  349 (1st)
1907 NL  287 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1905 NL  2.197 (3rd)
1906 NL  1.819 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  0.150 (99th)

Losses s c a p y
1905 NL  21 (5th)
1906 NL  25 (2nd)
1907 NL  23 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1905 NL  122 (2nd)
1906 NL  116 (1st)
1907 NL  108 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1906 NL  9 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1907 NL  13 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1905 NL  1,475 (1st)
1906 NL  1,416 (1st)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1905 NL  2.53 (6th)
Career  2.54 (23rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1905 NL  16 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1905 NL  1.7 (9th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1905 NL  43 (3rd)
1906 NL  43 (2nd)
1907 NL  40 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1905 NL  33 (3rd)
1906 NL  27 (1st)
1907 NL  20 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1905 NL  115 (2nd)
1906 NL  108 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1908 NL  7 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1905 NL  3.44 (4th)
1906 NL  3.14 (5th)
Career  2.42 (64th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1905 NL  .980 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 12 (197), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 42 (611), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 14 (807), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 13 (634), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (963rd), 8.3 career WAR/8.3 7yr-peak WAR/8.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Young Cy Cy Irving The Young The Second Melrose Irv Cy Young

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