John Young was born on Wednesday, February 9, 1949, in Los Angeles, California. Young was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 9, 1971, with the Detroit Tigers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive John Young baseball stats page.
"Following a championship collegiate baseball career and a Minor and Major League playing career that spanned from 1969 through 1978, John became the first African-American director of scouting when he was hired by the Detroit Tigers in 1981. He went on to scout for several clubs, including the Marlins , Rangers , Padres and Cubs , signing 21 future Major Leaguers to their first professional contracts. It was in this capacity that he would achieve his most enduring accomplishment -- the founding of the RBI program." - MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred (Tracy Ringolsby / MLB.com, 05/09/2016, 'RBI program creator John Young dies at 67', Source )
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