AL Cole/NL Snell has Cy Young Award

Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees and Blake Snell of the San Diego Padres have been honored by Major League Baseball with the Cy Young Award, which recognizes the league’s most outstanding pitcher. Cole was a unanimous winner, while Snell became the seventh pitcher in history to win the award in both major leagues.굿모닝토토

Cole was the unanimous winner of this year’s award, receiving 30 first-place votes and 30 first-place votes in the American League Cy Young Award voting in the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) balloting released on Saturday. Cole, who had to settle for runner-up honors in 2019 and 2021, won the award unanimously in his third attempt.

Cole finished third in wins (15) and strikeouts (222) this year, but led the league in ERA (2.63) and innings pitched (209). He was also third in strikeouts (222). Sonny Gray (Minnesota Twins) was second with 104 points, including 20 second-place votes and six third-place votes, and Kevin Gausman (Toronto Blue Jays) was third with 82 points.

This is the 11th time there has been a unanimous American League Cy Young Award winner, with Justin Verlander (2011-2022), Johan Santana (2004-2006), Pedro Martinez (1999-2000), Roger Clemens (1986-1998), Ron Guidry (1978), and Denny McClain (1968) previously winning the honor. Cole is the sixth Yankees pitcher to win the award in 22 years, joining Clemens in 2001.

In the National League, San Diego Padres left-handed pitcher Blake Snell won his second career Cy Young Award with an overwhelming 28 of 30 first-place votes. Snell, who also won the Cy Young in 2018 while playing for the American League’s Tampa Bay Rays, went 14-9 with a 2.25 ERA and 234 strikeouts in 180 innings pitched in 32 games this season. His innings pitched were down a bit, but he still finished first in ERA and second in strikeouts.

With his Cy Young Award, Snell becomes the seventh pitcher in history to win both major league Cy Young Awards, joining Clemens, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Max Scherzer, Gaylord Perry, and Roy Halladay.

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