Fred Young, Jr.

A Frederick County native, Fred Young, Jr., was an excellent athlete who participated in football, softball, and baseball. With roots in the YMCA, Young began his baseball career in 1947 with the YMCA League. He played baseball three years at Frederick High School, four for the Frederick Hustlers, and seven for the Ijamsville baseball team. During his career in the Maryland State League, Young set a league record for going two years without an error, won MVP one year, leading hitter another year, and made the All-Star Team for 13 straight All-Star games. He returned to his roots by working with youth on the local, district, and state levels. In the early 1970s, he was made the Babe Ruth Maryland State Commissioner of Babe Ruth baseball (ages 16–18).