WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, MARCH 29: THE BEST PITCHER
Profile America -- Tuesday, March 29th. Most sports fans, if told that today marks the birthday of Denton True Young, would give you a puzzled look. But call him by his nickname, "Cy," and they would instantly think of the Cy Young Award, given to baseball's best pitcher each year. Young was and remains baseball's winningest pitcher, with a lifetime record of 511 victories. In his 22 seasons, he won 62 percent of his games. Young was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. In 1911, when Cy Young retired, some 6.5 million people went to major league baseball games. Now, that figure is close to 75 million. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 193
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 400
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1244
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau