Baseball’s Unbreakable Records: Cy Young’s 511 Career Wins

As we Celebrate Denton True “Cy” Young’s birthday, here is Part 3 of “Baseball’s Most Unbreakable Records”.

Cy Young

1973 Topps celebrates Cy Young’s MLB record 511 career wins.

There is a reason why we celebrate baseball’s greatest pitchers with the Cy Young Award. The name Cy Young is synonymous with greatness. Born on this day in 1867, the former Red Sox great was the ultimate workhorse, holding MLB records for wins, games started, innings pitched, losses and batters faced.

His 511 career wins may be baseball’s most untouchable record. Young’s contemporary, Walter Johnson, is a distant second with 417 career wins. With five-man rotations and specialized bullpens the norm these days, the modern pitcher has little chance of surpassing 300 wins. The name Cy Young is looking more and more like a permanent fixture atop the pitcher’s section of the baseball record book.

The 1973 Topps set celebrates Cy Young with the 1973 Topps “All-time Victory Leader” card. Sporting a vintage photo from Young’s playing days, this unique card is a great addition to any baseball card collection for under $5.

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