Hart to portray Cy Young

| April 2, 2015

SHREVE – This Dinner Theater is being sponsored by the County Line Historical Society as a fundraiser. Meet Cy Young, as portrayed by Chris Hart, as he steps from a train having just returned from Cleveland Stadium where he was honored with a tribute day. Hart reminisces of Young’s life in the early days of major league baseball, setting records and the ups and downs of a career that stretched more than 20 years. But despite all the fanfare and glory, Young’s greatest pleasure was returning to Tuscarawas hills every off season to his wife and the joy of being a simple farmer, and you might just learn why they called him Cy.

Young left many a mark for future generations of pitchers to shoot at in addition to his 511 victories. He is the only pitcher who won more than 30 victories in five different years. In 11 other seasons, he won more than 20 games.

He is the only pitcher who pitched better than .700 ball for three successive seasons, with the exception of Mathewson, his percentage with the Red Sox being .756 in 1901, .727 in 1902 and .757 in 1903. Young was the first pitcher to twirl three no-hit-games. The first was against Cincinnati on September 18, 1897, and the second against the Athletics on May 5, 1904, was a perfect game. The third, against the Yankees on June 30, 1908, was pitched when Young was 41 years old. This record was later surpassed by Sandy Koufax, who pitched four no-hitters, and Noland Ryan, who pitched seven. Ryan also beat Young’s age record, no-hitting the Toronto Blue Jays on May 1, 1991 at age 44.

The Dinner Theater will be Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at the Des Dutch Essenhaus, downtown Shreve, State Rt. 226. Cost is $16.75 for a lunch plate with tax and tip included. Choice of meat is broasted chicken or roast beef, including soup and salad bar, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, and beverage.

Call Essenhaus at 330-567-2212 to reserve a seat and choice of meat. You do not have to pay in advance. A portion goes to the County Line Historical Society. You may order pie at the table for an extra charge if you like.

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