24-year-old Grover Alexander, winning a rookie-record 28 games, pitches the Phillies to a 1 – 0 win over Boston Rustlers (Braves) 44-year-old Cy Young. Alex gives up just one hit, and his 31 complete games, 367 innings pitched, and 7 shutouts lead the National League.
Rookie Grover Alexander of the Philadelphia Phillies beat 44-year-old Cy Young 1-0, as Young ended his career with the Boston Braves. In their careers the two pitchers won a total of 884 games.
The Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, who won 21 games at age 41 in 1908, to the Cleveland Naps for pitchers Charlie Chech and Jack Ryan and $12,500. The namesake of the CY Young Award will win 19 games for the Naps in the coming season.
Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland A’s 5-4 to become the first pitcher since Dizzy Dean in 1934 to win thirty games. He will win one more before the World Series, finishing with a 31-6 record.