Cy Young


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…



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…



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…


Max Scherzer adds NL Cy Young after winning in AL

Max Scherzer, a previous winner in the American League with the Detroit Tigers in 2013, joined the company of Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Gaylord Perry and Roy Halladay as Cy Young Award winners in both leagues. Clemens won six in the AL (1986,…


Rick Porcello narrowly wins AL Cy Young

Porcello had never received a Cy Young Award vote in any previous election over seven seasons. It marked the seventh time a Red Sox pitcher was honored. The others: Roger Clemens in 1986, ’87 and ’91; Pedro Martinez in 1999 and 2000 and Jim Lonborg…


Cubs’ Jake Arrieta wins 2015 NL Cy Young

Jake Arrieta was the fifth Cubs pitcher honored. The others: Ferguson Jenkins, Bruce Sutter, Rick Sutcliffe and Greg Maddux. Greinke and Kershaw were the eighth set of teammates to place second and third in the balloting. The others: Jack Sanford and Billy Pierce with the…


Dallas Keuchel becomes 1st Astros’ pitcher to win AL Cy Young

Dallas Keuchel is the first Houston pitcher to win the award since the Astros moved to the American League in 2013. There were two Astros winners during their 51 seasons in the National League: Mike Scott in 1986 and Roger Clemens in 2004. It was…