Sy Yung, born Friedel Pinkston, was raised in Hartwell a small town in North East GA. He grew up in an urban area influenced by sports and music. Though most of Sy Yung’s peers and some of his family were involved in street activities, Sy Yung sought out better ways to be successful. Although coming from a small town, Sy Yung was recruited by MLB scouts and traveled the world constantly displaying his talents on the field. Before Sy Yung graduated from high school, he had worked his way to the top of the MLB Draft chart, All-American, and one of the top 5 pitchers in the nation. But due to an unexpected injury, that dream fell short and his ambition has ventured in another direction.