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    What famous baseball player made it to the majors by being traded for a suit?

    Found this story on Yahoo, just an interesting little tidbit. Never knew or gave it much thought to how he got his nickname.

    "Denton True Young made his major league debut in 1890 after being traded for a suit of clothing.

    I know what you're thinking. "Denton True Young?! You said he was famous!"

    Well, Young was pitching for a minor league team in Canton, Ohio, when he destroyed the fences at the ballpark with his fastball. His teammates nicknamed him "Cyclone" since the fences looked like a cyclone had come through, and that nickname was quickly shortened by reporters to "Cy."

    Cy Young went on to an illustrious 22-year career in the majors that resulted in his enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he is the namesake for the award given annually to each league's best pitcher.

    Not a bad return on an investment of a suit."

    Last edited by TruClone; 04-19-2012 at 02:32 PM.

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