16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, October 12, 1911: Nothing much at all.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t write much today, I’ll tell you a bit of sports history.
Cy Young played his last game in October, 1911 at the age of 44. He is generally considered one of the all-time top pitchers, and had 511 wins over a 22-year career.
Young played the last two months of his career as a Boston Rustler. His last game was a 3-13 loss to Brooklyn. He’d previously played for four other professional teams including the St. Louis Browns and Cleveland Naps.
After his last game Young retired to his farm in Ohio where he lived until he died in 1955.