For examples, see Charles C. Alexander, Ty Cobb (New York: Oxford University Press, 1984) and Robert W. Creamer, Babe: The Legend Comes to Life (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974).

1. 1867—1890: Life before Glory
His medical bag is on display at the Temperance Tavern Museum in Newcomers- town, Ohio.
In writing this sketch of Cy Young's ancestors, I have relied on the Young family history (in manuscript) written by Linnie Wells and McKinzie Young Jr., on military documents supplied me by Doris Baker, and on the following published works: Combi- nation Map of Tuscarawas County, Ohio (Philadelphia: Everts, 1875); 1840 Census and Index Tuscarawas County Ohio (New Philadelphia, Ohio: Tuscarawas County Genea- logical Society, 1994); Charles A. Hanna, Historical Collections of Harrison County, in the State of Ohio (New York: n.p., 1900); A History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio (Chicago: Warner, Beers, 1884); Index for 1875—1908 Combination Atlas Map of Tuscarawas County Ohio (New Philadelphia, Ohio: Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society, 1980); and Tuscarawas County Cemetery Book VI (New Philadelphia, Ohio: Tuscarawas County Ge- nealogical Society, n.d.).
Fred Lieb reminds us that many ballplayers in Young's day, including Honus Wagner and Larry Lajoie, had little schooling. Baseball as I Have Known It (New York: Cow- ard, McCann, and Geoghegan, 1977), 266.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 5, 1955.
Arthur Daley, Times at Bat: A Half-Century of Baseball (New York: Random House, 1950), 7.
Bill Shelton, “Cy Young and His Record: They Never Grow Old, Baseball Magazine 90 (May 1953): 30.
Unidentified clipping from 1899, Cy Young scrapbook BL-356-1939, National Base- ball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y.
'Cy' Young's Debut, Webster County Argus Weekly, July 21, 1905; Cy Young's letter of thanks in 1911 to the birthday well-wishers, published in the Guide Rock Signal Weekly, n.d.; his letter in 1955 is dated February 1. All were made available to me by the Webster County [Nebraska] Historical Museum.
Sporting Life, April 29, 1905.


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