Indians' Lee Cruises to AL Cy Young

Lefty who scratched way onto roster tops Toronto's Halladay
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2008 1:45 PM CST
Cliff Lee, demoted to the minors by the Cleveland Indians last season, returned to win the 2008 Cy Young.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Left-hander Cliff Lee, who had to compete just to get on the Cleveland Indians’ regular-season roster, became the team’s second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner today, easily outdistancing Toronto’s Roy Halladay, reports. Lee led the league with a 22 wins and a 2.54 ERA; he follows CC Sabathia (since traded to Milwaukee) in bringing the hardware to Cleveland.