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  Cy Young Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues.
The award was first introduced in 1956 by Commissioner Ford Frick in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young who passed away in 1955.
The award is voted on by 28 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
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 cy young Award, Tom Seaver
Cy Young Award is annually awarded to an outstanding leagues pitcher.
Young retired after the 1911 season, following 2 seasons of playing with the Cleveland Naps and a year split between the Naps and the Boston Rustlers.
Young’s contributions were accredited on August 13, 1908, when the Boston Post organized a "Cy Young Day." To make the event memorable for him all American League activity was suspended for the day so that the All-Star team could honor the veteran pitcher on an exhibition game at the old Huntington Avenue Grounds.
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 Cy Young Award on Baseball Almanac
The Cy Young Award was Commissioner Ford Frick's idea to honor the best pitcher in Major League Baseball.
Hard lessons were learned by the Chalmers Award earlier in history so the recipients of the Cy Young Award were selected by the Baseball Writers Association of America from the beginning.
In 2004, at forty-two (42) years young Roger Clemens won his record setting seventh Cy Young Award and broke Perry's record.
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 Cy Young Award Page
Cy Young, baseball's winningest pitcher, who had died the previous November, was the logical choice to name the honor after.
Frick was adamantly opposed to the commonly voiced idea to recognize a Cy Young winner in each league but, not long after his December 1965 retirement, the idea became a reality.
Unanimous winners of the Cy Young Award are Sandy Koufax (NL, 1963, '65, and '66), Bob Gibson (NL, 1968), Denny McLain (AL, 1968), Steve Carlton (NL, 1972), Ron Guidry (AL, 1978), Rick Sutcliffe (NL, 1984), Dwight Gooden (NL, 1985), Roger Clemens (AL, 1986), Orel Hershiser (NL, 1988), and Greg Maddux (NL, 1994, 1995).
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 AllRefer.com - Cy Young (Sports, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Young, known for his excellent control and his ability to outwit batters, still holds the record for winning the most games (511), including 76 shutouts, and pitched three no-hit games.
He retired from active play at the age of 44 and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.
The Cy Young Award has been given each year since 1967 to the best pitcher in each major league; from 1956 to 1966 one award was given for both leagues.
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 Cy Young Award
Cy Young Awards Go to Pedro and Big Unit.
The Ballpark Guys announce the winners in our Cy Young balloting a bit early, because the only mystery is whether or not Boston's Pedro Martinez and Arizona's Randy Johnson will win their awards by unanimous vote.
Glavine, who is a two-time Cy Young winner himself finished a strong third, with the rest of the slack being taken up by reliever San Francisco closer Robb Nen and St.Louis' 20-game winner Darryl Kile.
www.ballparkguys.com /2000_Awards/cy_young_award.htm   (555 words)

  
 Clemens earns seventh Cy Young Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Arizona's Randy Johnson, 41, is second to Clemens with five Cy Young awards, and was second in the balloting with eight first-place votes and 97 points.
Clemens won three Cy Youngs with Boston (1986-87, 1991), two with Toronto (1997-98) and one with the New York Yankees (2001).
He is the first player to win BWAA awards with four teams; the first to win eight awards -- he was the AL MVP in 1986; and the fourth to win Cy Youngs in both leagues, joining Perry, Johnson and Pedro Martinez.
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 Today in History: August 6
Among his greatest individual feats are a game of May 5, 1904, when not one of the hard-hitting Athletics reached first base, and another June 30, 1908, against the Highlanders, when only one man got "on" in nine innings.
Born Denton True Young in Gilmore, Ohio, on March 29, 1867, Young earned his nickname when a bystander observed that he could throw a ball with the force of a cyclone.
The Cy Young Award, instituted in 1956, is given annually to the best pitcher in each professional league.
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 ESPN.com: MLB - It's unanimous: Martinez wins third Cy Young Award
NEW YORK -- Pedro Martinez became the first pitcher to win the American League Cy Young Award unanimously in consecutive years.
Martinez, who has won three Cy Young Awards in the last four seasons, received all 28 votes for 140 points in voting released Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Detroit's Denny McLain won the Cy Young in 1968 and shared the award the next year with Baltimore's Mike Cuellar.
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 HoustonChronicle.com -
Clemens, 42, is only the fourth player in history to win a Cy Young in both leagues and is the oldest winner of the award given annually to the league's best pitcher.
He won the American League Cy Young with the Boston Red Sox in 1986, 1987 and 1991, with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1997 and 1998 and with the New York Yankees in 2001.
The award is voted upon by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
www.chron.com /cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/2892166   (643 words)

  
 Major League Baseball : History : MLB Awards
Rookies had an uncommon influence in changing the American League's 2002 landscape, but the campaign for the hardware for the best of 'em should really boil down to a two-man race.
The first winner of the full BBWAA Rookie of the Year award was, appropriately, baseball's seminal rookie, Jackie Robinson.
As with everything that happened to Robinson that year, acceptance by the voters was not automatic; the election was close, with Robinson beating pitcher Larry Jansen of the Giants 129-105.
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 Cy Young Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The votes are in, so without further ado let us crown the Cy Young Award Winners from the Legends and Union Leagues here in our ezine.
The Legends League Cy Young Award voting quickly ran to a contest between two pitchers: Robin Roberts and Greg Maddux.
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 Pat Hentgen captures Cy Young Award
In matching the second-closest vote in the history of the American League Cy Young Award, Hentgen, 20-10 with a 3.22 ERA, received 16 first-place votes, nine seconds and three thirds for 110 points.
The young lefty was counted on to be the number three starter in the Yankees' rotation coming out of spring training.
The Yankees were hoping to continue their sweep of the American League post-season awards after shortstop Derek Jeter (Rookie of the Year) and Joe Torre (Manager of the Year) took home awards last week.
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 Cy Young Award | BaseballLibrary.com
The Cy Young Memorial Award commemorated the career of baseball's all-time career victory leader, who had died the previous year.
Part of Frick's rationale was that pitchers rarely won the MVP award, but in the award's inaugural season, Brooklyn's Don Newcombe won both.
The NL and AL shared the award at first (also at Frick's insistence) rather than having separate winners in each league, but this was changed in 1967, two seasons after Frick's retirement.
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 ESPN.com - MLB - Blue Jays' Halladay easily wins AL Cy Young
Martinez, a three-time Cy Young winner, was 14-4 with a major league-leading 2.22 ERA.
Toronto pitchers have won the award in four of the past eight seasons.
Clemens also won the 2001 AL Cy Young with the Yankees (he has a major-league record six overall).
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/news/story?id=1659380   (628 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Clemens' 7th Cy Young 'feels as good as the first'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Roger Clemens, who delayed his retirement last winter to sign with his hometown Houston Astros, added to his lengthy Hall of Fame credentials Tuesday when he was named the National League Cy Young Award winner in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
At 42, Clemens is the oldest Cy Young winner and an unprecedented seven-time honoree.
The right-hander won the award six times in the American League — three with the Boston Red Sox, two with the Toronto Blue Jays and one with the New York Yankees.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/nl/2004-11-09-cy-young_x.htm   (463 words)

  
 ESPN.com - MLB - Rocket adds NL Cy Young to pile
As dominant as ever after reversing his decision to retire, the 42-year-old Rocket easily won his record seventh Cy Young Award on Tuesday -- first in the National League -- after taking the Houston Astros within one win of the World Series.
Arizona's 41-year-old Randy Johnson, second to Clemens with five Cy Youngs, was second in the balloting with eight first-place votes and 97 points.
He is the first player to win BBWAA awards with four teams; the first to win eight awards -- he was the AL MVP in 1986; and the fourth to win Cy Youngs in both leagues, joining Perry, Johnson and Pedro Martinez.
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 Major League Baseball (MLB) Awards - Cy Young Memorial Award
An original idea of then commisioner of baseball, Fred Fick, the award was first presented in 1956.
After Denny McLain and Mike Cuellar tied for the American League award in 1969, the balloting system was changed, from the single writer, single ballot to two sportswriters from each city voting for this award.
Each writer votes for three pitchers, with 5 points awarded for a first-place vote, 3 for second place, and 1 for third place.The Cy Young Memorial Award was named for the great pitcher who had died in November of 1955.
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 Geometry.Net - Athletes_Baseball: Young Cy
cy young batting, fielding and pitching major league baseball lifetime statistics for each season and his career, and a list of any postseason awards he has won and his rank on various season and
Yet, of Young himself, as historian Browning notes, "the average fan today is scarcely able to conjure up any mental picture of this ancient worthy's career, or even to say what skills made him dominant." Not any more.
Young, Cy He retired from active play at the age of 44 and was elected to theNational baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.
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 Young, Cy on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
He played with the Canton (Ohio) club of the Tri-State League before he pitched (1890-98) for the Cleveland Spiders in the National League.
Time's a-wasting: the Marlins have the talent to win another World Series, but the heat is on their young starters to grow up.
But it's a rising generation of good young pitchers that may be driving baseball into an era in which the...
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 1967 NL CY YOUNG AWARD
The voting rules for the Cy Young Award were changed this year.
Mike McCormick, a left-hander for the San Francisco Giants, was the NL winner of the Award.
McCormick is a bit of an odd choice to win the award, but he had the right year at the right time.
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 Clemens, 42, wins 7th Cy Young Award - Baseball - MSNBC.com
Roger Clemens retired after pitching for the New York Yankees in the 2003 World Series, then changed his mind and signed with his hometown Houston Astros and went 18-4 with a 2.98 ERA and 218 strikeouts.
Gaylord Perry was 40 when he won the NL award in 1978.
He is the first player to win BBWAA awards with four teams; the first to win eight awards — he was the AL MVP in 1986; and the fourth to win Cy Youngs in both leagues, joining Perry, Johnson and Pedro Martinez.
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 Amazon.ca: Books: Cy Young Award Winners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Grade 5-8-Though the prestigious Cy Young Award has been given to major league pitchers since 1956, this book focuses on more recent recipients.
Written in clear, somewhat lively journalistic prose, this title is an additional purchase for collections that have Nabhan's Cy Young Winners (Rourke, 1991) and Donald Honig's The Greatest Pitchers of All Time (Outlet, 1988).
Focusing on winners of the Cy Young Award for pitching, this book spotlights one outstanding baseball player in each chapter: Whitey Ford, Sandy Koufax, Denny McLain, Tom Seaver, Bob Gibson, Jim Palmer, Steve Carlton, Fernando Valenzuela, Dwight Gooden, and Roger Clemens.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0802783015   (288 words)

  
 The Cy Young Award
This year's Cy Young Award Winners, Roger Clemens and Johan Santana (photos from Major League Baseball)
The Cy Young Award was introduced to shed some light ont he accomplishments of pitchers during the season, as they were often overlooked in MVP voting.
The award is voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and based on a point system for first-, second-, and third-place votes (5-3-1).
www.angelfire.com /wi/fishbert/cyyoung.html   (67 words)

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