Floyd Lemuel "Pep" Young
(1907 - 1962)
Pep Young grew up in Jamestown and was raised in a baseball-playing environment. Young had a 10-year career in the major leagues, eight of them with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Young was regarded as perhaps the best second baseman in the major leagues, leading the National League in assists in 1938. Pep hit a home run in the last game Babe Ruth ever played, and Honus Wagner found Young’s fielding so remarkable that he said Pep was the only “super-human second sacker” he had ever seen. Young was active in Semi-pro leagues in Jamestown after leaving the majors.