Seeing as how no major-league baseball pitcher EVER was credited with a "Save" until the year 1969.....can someone explain the fact that the great CY YOUNG is shown with a career count of 19 saves....even though his career ended 58 years BEFORE the save was even introduced!?? This, of course, isn't limited to just Mr. Young's statistics. All pitchers that ever played in the majors have had their records retroactively changed to show saves that they WOULD have been credited with (had the saves rule been in effect during their playing days). I would think it would have been nearly impossible to re-construct every game in ML history, and award saves where warranted. How was this done? And I was wondering how many YEARS it took to do this? And the bigger question: WHY in the wide, wide world of sports was it done??!! IMO, it's STUPID!! The pitchers in the 1920s and 1930s did NOT earn a save at the time of those games, because the rule was NON-EXISTENT! So WHY do we now show them with saves in their stats? Very dumb!!! Based on this type of toying around with past records....I guess now we should have to re-evaluate EVERY game in history due to the fact that the official strike zone has changed multiple times since the 1960s! Because a whole bunch of those pitches that were "Balls" in 1905 are most certainly "Strikes" today! So, let's change everybody's stats again! Lunacy! Anybody else think this is ridiculous?? BTW..... HERE'S AN INTERESTING ARTICLE ON THE "INVENTOR" OF THE SAVE.