A Baseball First: Knuckleballer Wins Cy Young
Mets' RA Dickey is NL winner; David Price wins in AL
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 14, 2012 6:31 PM CST
This Sept. 14 photo shows Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price throwing against the New York Yankees.   (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

(Newser) – Knuckleballer RA Dickey of the New York Mets and David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays won baseball's Cy Young awards today. The 38-year-old Dickey became the first pitcher who relied predominantly on a knuckleball to win the Cy Young, and he was an easy winner. He finished the year 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA, second in both categories, and led the National League with 230 strikeouts, notes Bleacher Report.

Price went 20-5 to tie Jered Weaver for the American League lead in victories and winning percentage. The 27-year-old lefty had the lowest ERA at 2.56 and finished sixth in strikeouts with 205. Price barely beat out 2011 winner Justin Verlander for the American League prize in one of the closest votes ever.

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Nov 14, 2012 9:12 PM CST
It's disappointing Dickey wasn't on national TV much this year, either on ESPN or FOX. Knuckleballs are amazing.
Nov 14, 2012 7:24 PM CST
I had always thought a "knuckle baller" was a guy who couldn't find a girl friend to do it for him. What is it really?