Ross "Pep" Youngs
Ross Youngs attended the Texas Military Academy in San Antonio where he was an all-around high school athlete. Ross began a distinguished professional baseball career with the New York Giants in 1917. In 10 years under legendary Giants manager John J. McGraw, Youngs batted .322. With Youngs on the team, the Giants won four consecutive National League pennants from 1921-1924 and beat the New York Yankees in two World Series (1921, 1922). Youngs’ career ended at age 29 because of Bright’s disease. Youngs died a year later. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.