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Cy Young baseball card from 1911.
Cy Young baseball card from 1911

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Hall of Fame Pitchers
There's no such thing as a great baseball team without great pitchers. Fifty-eight pitchers have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, compared to 21 right-fielders, 19 shortstops, and 18 left-fielders. Virtually all of these players have been pictured on baseball cards at sometime during their career. Baseball cards featuring famous players date back to 1887, when they were distributed in cigarette packs.

Meet some of baseball's most famous pitchers. Arguably the greatest one of all was Denton True "Cy" Young, who won 511 major league games, more than any other pitcher. Cy, which was short for Cyclone, got his nickname after a pre-game pitch that smashed a fence into splinters. He pitched three no-hitters and had a perfect game (no one got to first base) on May 5, 1904, for the Boston Red Sox. Young was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937.

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