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The Cy Young Strategy: Bunt Against Fat Pitchers

Cy Young

A brief review if Cy Young's career statistics reveals why the coveted Cy Young Award is given annually to the top American League and National League pitchers. He won thirty games in a season five times and was the first pitcher to toss no-hitters in both leagues.

When Young ended his 22-year career at age 44, it was not because his sturdy arm had worn out, but because he had gained so much weight that batters could bunt their way on base against him.