Selwyn Young

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Selwyn Young

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Biographical Information[edit]

Selwyn Young played in the minor leagues in the 1980s and 1990s. He then went into coaching. He is the son of Fate Young, brother of Delwyn Young Sr. and uncle of Delwyn Young.

Selwyn played for Pepperdine when they made the 1979 College World Series. He stole 20 bases in 21 tries in 1980. In 1981, he began his professional career. he hit .244/~.372/.295 in 27 games with the Medford A's and stole 15 bases in 21 tries and fielded .892 at second base. With the Modesto A's, he fielded .959 at second and batted .188/~.339/.214 in 53 games. He was just 10-for-18 in steal attempts for Modesto but did score 31 runs on his 29 hits.

He backed up Mike Woodard on the 1982 West Haven A's and hit a productive .316/~.494/.386 in 29 games. In 1983, he was a utility man for the Albany A's and batted .198/~.328/.223 in 74 contests, playing second, short, third and the outfield. He only stole 8 times in 15 tries.

Young disappeared from Organized Baseball until 1990-1991, when he had brief stints in the California League; in 1990, he was a teammate of brother Delwyn with the Salinas Spurs (he hit .238/~.304/.286 in 20 games). He also played 26 games in the 1991-1992 Mexican League, hitting .265/~.371/.398.

Selwyn coached the 1995 Yuma Desert Dawgs for part of the year and also scouted part-time for the Cincinnati Reds. After a decade at working for various colleges, he was hired as head coach of Los Angeles City College in 2006. He then moved to Benedict College.

Sources: 1982-1984 Baseball Guides, Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database, Los Angeles City College press release, The Mexican League: Comprehensive Player Statistics by Pedro Treto Cisneros