The Cy Young Days Festival is held each year at
Newcomerstown, Ohio. The festival honors Cy Young and the game he loved. A portion of the proceeds from the festival helps support the local Cy Young Youth League which provides summer baseball & softball activities to approx 300 – 400 boys & girls ages 4 – 15. We are a small festival in a small community but we are growing every year. In past years we have been honored to have Len Barker, Kevin Ritz, Rich Rollins, Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins, Dean Chance, Jim Perry, Vern Law, Bob Turley, Denny McLain and Mike McCormick as our award winning guests. Our Special Guest for, 2014 will be Cy Young Award winner Vida Blue. He will be honored as our Grand Parade Marshall on Saturday June 28. He will meet with fans and sign autographs following the parade.
Cy Young was born March 29, 1867 in
Gilmore, Ohio, near Newcomerstown. Being a farm boy he worked hard at his chores but tried to find time for baseball. Farm work kept him strong all of his life, which in the off season and after his retirement, was spent in the Newcomerstown area. There is a display of Cy Young memorabilia in the
Museum located in Newcomerstown.