1916 photo Three-quarter length portrait of American League's Detroit Tigers second baseman Ralph Young holding a bat standing on the field at Comiskey Park, which was located at 324 West 35th Street and bounded by West 34th Street; South Shield's Avenue (formerly Portland Avenue); South Wentworth Avenue, in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. A few spectators sitting in the stands are visible in the background. SDN-060587, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
A standout defensive second baseman, Ralph Young had 8 very fine seasons in the majors, seven of them with the Detroit Tigers from 1915-1921. A contact hitter, although he hit .247 in his career Ralph Young compiled a very solid .339 career on-base-pct. He drew over twice as many walks as strikeouts thru his career, 495 walks and just 235 strikeouts. In 1920 he batted .291, walked 85 times and struck out just 30 times in 150 at bats.