Cy Young Award

Major League Baseball award given annually to the best pitcher in each league

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Cy Young Award: Major League Baseball award given annually to the best pitcher in each league
The Cy Young Award is given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB), one each for the American League (AL) and National League (NL). The award was first introduced in 1956 by Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young, who died in 1955. The award was originally given to the single best pitcher in the major leagues, but in 1967, after the retirement of Frick, the award was given to one pitcher in each league.


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David Price, a five-time All-Star and 2012 Cy Young winner is settling in with the Dodgers after being traded this winter by the Red Sox. - Published

Former Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel reaches deal with Chicago White Sox

Free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel has agreed to a three-year, $55 million deal with the Chicago White Sox. - Published

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Justin Verlander, 36, became the oldest pitcher to win the Cy Young Award since 42-year-old Roger Clemens in 2004. - Published

Mets ace Jacob deGrom goes back-to-back with another NL Cy Young award

Jacob DeGrom captured his second consecutive NL Cy Young Award, outpointing Hyun-jin Ryu and Max Scherzer. - Published

'I might not get over it': Clayton Kershaw takes the blame for Dodgers' latest postseason flop

Three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw blew a two-run lead in the eighth inning as the Dodgers crashed out of the NLDS vs. the Nationals. - Published

Using aces out of the bullpen, Nationals will do whatever it takes to beat Dodgers in NLDS

The Nationals took Game 2 of the NLDS on Friday, using three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer out of the bullpen in the eighth inning. - Published

As broadcasters interview his parents, Marlins rookie Isan Diaz homers in his MLB debut

Parents go crazy as Marlins rookie gets his first MLB hit, a home run off reigning Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets. - Published

Former MLB pitcher Dwight Gooden arrested on drunk driving charge

Former Cy Young Award winner, two-time World Series champ Dwight Gooden arrested for DUI after driving the wrong way on a one-way street in Newark. - Published

Soroka, Riley lead Braves past deGrom and skidding Mets, 6-2

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Atlanta Braves agree to terms on deal with 2015 Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel

A day after Craig Kimbrel finally found a team, Dallas Keuchel's free agency came to a close as the 2015 Cy Young winner agreed to join the Braves. - Published