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The 26-year-old lefty with a wicked curveball will find out today if he's the first NL pitcher to sweep the MVP and Cy Young honors since Bob Gibson in 1968.
90 ERA with 240 strikeouts to earn his first career CY Young Award last season.
In a time when nearly all players have such clauses in their contracts for MVP, Cy Young, or Gold Glove, Verlander didn't.
Who knows when we'll have another Cy Young winner from Arkansas?
leader in all three major pitching categories, Webb's chance of winning his second Cy Young in a row lies somewhere between slim and non-existent.
The "DHL Presents the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month Award" winner is selected by a special Major League Baseball "yellow-ribbon" panel that includes Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley; Darryl Hamilton, former Major League outfielder and MLB Radio Host; Jerome Holtzman, the official MLB Historian and a member of the writer's wing of the Hall of Fame; Rick Sutcliffe, 1984 NL Cy Young Award winner, ESPN and MLB International broadcaster; and Bob Watson, Vice President, On-Field Operations, Major League Baseball.
1967 -- San Francisco's Mike McCormick won the National League Cy Young award.
The Twins have expressed their interest to re-acquire Santana, but they have not still made a formal offer for the two-time CY Young Award winner.
On, Thursday, "King" Felix was named the AL Cy Young winner, this after coming in second in the voting last year behind the Royals Zack Greinke (http://www.
Jeter & Pujols MVP Favorites; Odds Favor Carpenter in NL Cy Young, Santana Lock in AL
The case for his immortality begins with his 17 consecutive seasons of 15 or more victories with the Atlanta Braves and the Cubs, a streak that broke the major-league record of Cy Young, whose award Maddux won four years in a row.
Then I took the stats from 1973 and 1974 - two pretty good years in which I was second and first in the Cy Young voting - and I put them on computer cards and cross-tabulated the type of hitter with the first seven pitches that I threw to him.
Other celebrity guests will include Joe Thiesman, former Washington Redskins Quarterback, Jim Palmer, three-time Cy Young Award Winner and Baltimore Oriole Baseball Hall of Famer, and Mike Schmidt, former Philadelphia Philly's 3rd base player, winner of the Homerun Crown 8 times and Baseball Hall of Famer.
1963 -- Sandy Koufax of Los Angeles became the second player to win the Cy Young and MVP in the same year.
Th 24-year-old lefty has dominated the National League for the last two seasons, capturing the Cy Young and pitching triple crown in 2011 with 21 wins, a 2.