Cy Young Award

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A Baseball First: Knuckleballer Wins Cy Young

Mets' RA Dickey is NL winner; David Price wins in AL

(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... More »

Verlander Wins AL MVP

Adds award to his Cy Young this year

(Newser) - Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander won the Most Valuable Player award today, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week. Verlander received 13 of 28 first-place votes and 280 points in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Verlander won the AL's pitching triple crown, going 24-5... More »

Randy Johnson Retires

Lefty pitcher calls it a day after reaching 300 wins

(Newser) - After 22 major league seasons, The Big Unit is walking away from baseball, ending one of the greatest pitching careers in baseball history. The 6-foot-10 Johnson announced his retirement on a conference call late yesterday, a decision that had been expected from the overpowering left-hander who reached 300 wins last... More »

Indians' Lee Cruises to AL Cy Young

Lefty who scratched way onto roster tops Toronto's Halladay

(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... More »

Giants' Lincecum Wins NL Cy Young

Right-hander who led majors in strikeout easily fends off Arizona's Webb

(Newser) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum won the National League’s Cy Young Award today, the Chronicle reports. The 24-year-old, in his first full season in the big leagues, led the majors in strikeouts with 265, and posted an 18-5 record with a 2.62 ERA. Lincecum got 23 of... More »

D-backs Win Again as Webb Outduels Peavy

Snyder home run is difference for squad with MLB's best record

(Newser) - Brandon Webb outpitched Jake Peavy in a battle of the last two NL Cy Young Award winners, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Webb allowed just one unearned run and twice escaped bases-loaded jams before leaving after six innings. He’s... More »

Padres' Peavy Bags NL Cy Young Award

San Diego ace led league in wins, ERA, and strikeouts

(Newser) - San Diego Padres all-star pitcher Jake Peavy bagged the National League Cy Young Award today, after unanimously receiving all 32 first place votes and racking up 160 points, 66 more than the runner-up. Peavy led the league this year with 240 strikeouts, 19 wins, and finished the season with an... More »

C.C. Gets the Cy

Sabathia wins A.L. Cy Young over Beckett on strength of innings pitched

(Newser) - Leviathan Cleveland ace C.C. Sabathia won the 2007 A.L. Cy Young Award, edging out 20-game winner Josh Beckett of Boston, to whom he lost twice in the playoffs. Sabathia led the majors in innings pitched with 241, and became the first African-American pitcher to win the award since... More »

Martinez Aces Rehab Start

He posts brief but impressive performance in Gulf Coast League

(Newser) - Mets ace Pedro Martinez posted a second solid rehab start in the Gulf Coast League yesterday, throwing 60 pitches and three perfect innings. Martinez, who's recovering from a torn tendon in his calf, says he's anxious to get back into the rotation. "It's going to take a while,"... More »

Carpenter to Have Tommy John Surgery

Cardinal ace expected to miss remainder of 2007, part of 2008

(Newser) - Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter, the 2005 Cy Young winner, will undergo Tommy John surgery next week and miss the rest of this season and part of next, the team said yesterday. The 2006 World Series star and Opening Day starter hit the DL on April 2 and hasn't started in... More »

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