Ralph Young

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Ralph Stuart Young

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Second baseman Ralph Young played nine years in the majors, getting over 3,600 at-bats. Although he was only 5 ' 5 " tall, he was a regular player every year except his first year when he appeared in seven games.

Young was only managed by future Hall of Famers in the majors. With the Yankees it was Frank Chance, with the Tigers it was Hughie Jennings and Ty Cobb, and with the A's it was Connie Mack.

He was in the PCL for most of 1913 and in 1914.

The book Ty Cobb by Dan Holmes indicates that in 1917 baseball was in a patriotic mood and the Tigers did drills with their bats as if they were soldiers. Young, who was said to be a graduate of a military academy, became the drill instructor when the Sergeant who had been the instructor was called away to active duty.

The book also refers to him as Ralph "Pep" Young. He is also called Pep Young by Joe S. Jackson in Sporting Life. [1]

Following his playing days, Young was a baseball coach at Temple University (1932-1942) and St. Joseph's University (1948-1955).

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