Cy Young

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 San Francisco Giants in 1962,…


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 the second runner-up finish for…


Clayton Kershaw makes it back-to-back, winning 2014 NL Cy Young unaminously

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw was the 14th pitcher to win by a unanimous vote in the NL. The others: Sandy Koufax three times, Greg Maddux twice and once apiece by Randy Johnson, Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, Rick Sutcliffe, Dwight Gooden, Orel Hershiser, Jake Peavy and Roy Halladay. There…


Indians’ Corey Kluber wins 2014 AL Cy Young Award

Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber had never received a Cy Young Award vote in any previous election. He was the fourth Indians player honored. The others: Gaylord Perry in 1972, CC Sabathia in 2007 and Cliff Lee in 2008. It marked the second runner-up finish for Hernandez, who won the…


Max Scherzer wins AL Cy Young Award in a landslide

Detroit Tigers righthander Max Scherzer was an overwhelming winner of the American League Cy Young Award in balloting by the BBWAA that was announced on MLB Network. Scherzer (21-3, 2.90 ERA) was named first on 28 of the 30 ballots submitted by two writers representing each league city, was second…


Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw wins another NL Cy Young Award

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw joined the list of multiple Cy Young Award winners by earning his second National League honor in balloting by the BBWAA that was announced on MLB Network. Kershaw, who posted a 16-9 record and led the league in ERA (1.83) and strikeouts (232) for…


Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey makes history by winning Cy Young

New York Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey accomplished in 2012 what no other knuckleball pitcher had been able to do previously – win a Cy Young Award. Dickey was an overwhelming choice this year as the outstanding pitcher in the National League as announced on the MLB Network. Dickey, 38, was…


David Price edges reigning winner to take Cy Young

Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price won the 2012 American League Cy Young Award in a close call over the 2011 winner, Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander, in one of the tightest races in the history of the AL balloting. Results were announced on the MLB Network. Price (20-5, 2.56…


Clayton Kershaw Rides Pitching Triple Crown to Cy Young

Los Angeles Dodgers lefthander Clayton Kershaw, a Triple Crown of pitching winner with league-best totals of victories (21), earned-run average (2.28) and strikeouts (248), won the National League Cy Young Award in balloting by the BBWAA. Kershaw, at 23 the youngest Cy Young Award winner since 20-year-old Dwight Gooden of…


Justin Verlander wins AL Cy Young unanimously

Detroit Tigers righthander Justin Verlander, who won the Triple Crown of pitching by leading the American League in victories (24), earned run average (2.40) and strikeouts (250), was a unanimous choice for the league’s Cy Young Award. Verlander, 28, was named first on all 28 ballots cast by two writers…