Outfielder Succumbs to Bright's Disease in San Antonion at At of 29.
LEAVES WIDOW AND CHILD
McGraw Rated Him Among the Greatest Players-Ignored Ailment to Play.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 22 (AP). Ross Youngs, former outfield star of the New York Giants, died here tonight.
Youngs came to San Antonio from New York in the midst of the 1926 baseball season and went to the hospital suffering from Bright's disease.
His recovery was very slow and physicians said he could never play ball again, although the star himself was optimistic. His condition finally became so good that he was allowed to return to his home late this Summer, but a relapse sent him back to the hospital on Oct. 19.
Youngs was a star football, basketball, baseball and track man at West Texas Military Academy and began to play semi-pro baseball after his graduation.
His widow and one daughter, Caroline, age 2, live here. Youngs was 29 years old.
Ross Youngs was considered by Manager John J. McGraw of the Giants to be one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game. As an outfielder, McGraw ranked the Texas boy as the peer of them all.
"He was the greatest outfielder I ever saw," said McGraw last Spring when Youngs became so ill that it was apparent his baseball days were over. "He was the greatest fighter I ever saw on a baseball field. The game was never over with Young until the last man was out. He could do everything a baseball player should do and do it better than most players. As an outfielder, he had no superiors. And he was the easiest man I ever knew to handle. In all his years with the Giants he never caused on minute's trouble for myself or the club. And a gamer player than Youngs never played ball."