Cy Young

Brewers’ Corbin Burnes wins tight Cy Young race

Milwaukee Brewers’ right-hander Corbin Burnes narrowly edged the Philadelphia Phillies’ Zack Wheeler to win the National League Cy Young Award. The 10-point margin of victory is the closest in the National League and tied for the fourth overall since the ballot expanded from three to five pitchers in 2010. The…


Blue Jays’ Robbie Ray wins AL Cy Young Award

Robbie Ray was elected as the American League Cy Young Award winner, the fifth time a Toronto pitcher has won. Other Blue Jays winners were Pat Hentgen in 1996, Roger Clemens in 1997 and ‘98 and Roy Halladay in 2003. Ray and runner-up Gerrit Cole were the only pitchers listed…


A first for the Reds: Trevor Bauer wins the Cy Young

Cincinnati right-hander Trevor Bauer is the first Reds pitcher to win a Cy Young Award. Cincinnati pitchers who finished second in the voting were Tom Seaver in 1981, Mario Soto in 1983, Danny Jackson in 1988, Pete Schourek in 1995 and Johnny Cueto in 2014.  This is the second runner-up…


Indians’ Shane Bieber unanimously wins AL Cy Young

Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber was unanimously selected as the American League Cy Young winner. It marked the 10th time an AL pitcher has been a unanimous choice for the award. Three pitchers were unanimous selections twice – Johan Santana with the Twins in 2004 and 2006, Pedro Martinez with…


Mets’ Jacob deGrom cruises to landslide victory to take 2nd straight Cy Young Award

Jacob deGrom was named the National League Cy Young Award winner for the second consecutive season. DeGrom becomes the 20th pitcher to win multiple Cy Young Awards, a list that features seven-time winner Roger Clemens; five-time winner Randy Johnson; four-time winners Steve Carlton and Greg Maddux; three-time winners Sandy Koufax,…


Justin Verlander edges Astros teammate to win 2nd Cy Young Award

Justin Verlander outpolled his Houston Astros teammate, Gerrit Cole, to win the American League Cy Young Award. This is the first time in the history of AL Cy Young voting that teammates have finished first and second on the ballot. It occurred four times in the National League, including twice…



Rays’ Blake Snell wins tight race for AL Cy Young

Blake Snell is the second Tampa Bay Rays pitcher to win the Cy Young Award. David Price won the award in 2012. Snell’s 180 2/3 innings pitched were the fewest for a Cy Young Award-winning starting pitcher in a full season. Verlander, who won the award in 2011, became the…



Indians’ Corey Kluber wins 2nd Cy Young in 4 seasons

Corey Kluber of the Indians, who also was honored in 2014, became the 19th pitcher to win multiple Cy Young Awards. He joins seven-time winner Roger Clemens; five-time winner Randy Johnson; four-time winners Steve Carlton and Greg Maddux; three-time winners Sandy Koufax, Tom Seaver, Jim Palmer, Pedro Martinez, Clayton Kershaw…