07/12/2013 06:14 pm ET

Passing Cy Young


In the history of baseball, there are very few names that will cause someone to pause at the mere mention of them as much as Cy Young. When New York Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins was told recently that he was close to tying and then passing Young in career appearances, he was in disbelief.

After all, the 40-year-old Hawkins had never much thought about the grand scope of his career. As a reliever, he often lives year to year, and admittedly, the last few have not been easy.

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