Cy Young Award

2015 Cy Young Winners

The Cy Young Award is given annually to the most outstanding pitcher in each league. The award was introduced in 1956 by Commissioner Ford Frick and is named in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young who passed away the previous year. Between 1956 and 1966 there was a single award given to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball. Then in 1967, new Commissioner William Eckert announced that there would be an award given out in both leagues each year. From 1956-1958 a player could only win the award once but starting in 1959 that restriction was removed.

The Cy Young Award is voted on by 28 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, one voter per MLB city. From the awards inception through 1969 voters ballots included only a single name. Each name was awarded one point per vote. From 1970 through 2009 each ballot listed, in order, three names with the first receiving 5 points the second receiving 3 and the third and final name receiving 1 point. Since 2010 each ballot lists five names with a scoring system of: Score = 7 * (number of first place votes) + 5 * (number of second place votes) + 3 * (number of third place votes) + 2 * (number of fourth place votes) + (number of fifth place votes).

 

League Award
Year NL Cy Young Team AL Cy Young Team
2015 Jake Arrieta Chicago Cubs Dallas Keuchel Houston Astros
2014 Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians
2013 Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers Max Scherzer Detroit Tigers
2012 R.A. Dickey New York Mets David Price Tampa Bay Rays
2011 Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers
2010 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners
2009 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants Zack Greinke Kansas City Royals
2008 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants Cliff Lee Cleveland Indians
2007 Jake Peavy San Diego Padres CC Sabathia Cleveland Indians
2006 Brandon Webb Arizona Diamondbacks Johan Santana Minnesota Twins
2005 Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals Bartolo Colon Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2004 Roger Clemens Houston Astros Johan Santana Minnesota Twins
2003 Eric Gagne Los Angeles Dodgers Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays
2002 Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks Barry Zito Oakland Athletics
2001 Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks Roger Clemens New York Yankees
2000 Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox
1999 Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox
1998 Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays
1997 Pedro Martinez Montreal Expos Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays
1996 John Smoltz Atlanta Braves Pat Hentgen Toronto Blue Jays
1995 Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners
1994 Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves David Cone Kansas City Royals
1993 Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves Jack McDowell Chicago White Sox
1992 Greg Maddux Chicago Cubs Dennis Eckersley Oakland Athletics
1991 Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox
1990 Doug Drabek Pittsburgh Pirates Bob Welch Oakland Athletics
1989 Mark Davis San Diego Padres Bret Saberhagen Kansas City Royals
1988 Orel Hershiser Los Angeles Dodgers Frank Viola Minnesota Twins
1987 Steve Bedrosian Philadelphia Phillies Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox
1986 Mike Scott Houston Astros Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox
1985 Dwight Gooden New York Mets Bret Saberhagen Kansas City Royals
1984 Rick Sutcliffe Chicago Cubs Willie Hernandez Detroit Tigers
1983 John Denny Philadelphia Phillies LaMarr Hoyt Chicago White Sox
1982 Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies Pete Vuckovich Milwaukee Brewers
1981 Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers Rollie Fingers Milwaukee Brewers
1980 Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies Steve Stone Baltimore Orioles
1979 Bruce Sutter Chicago Cubs Mike Flanagan Baltimore Orioles
1978 Gaylord Perry San Diego Padres Ron Guidry New York Yankees
1977 Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies Sparky Lyle New York Yankees
1976 Randy Jones San Diego Padres Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles
1975 Tom Seaver New York Mets Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles
1974 Mike Marshall Los Angeles Dodgers Catfish Hunter Oakland Athletics
1973 Tom Seaver New York Mets Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles
1972 Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies Gaylord Perry Cleveland Indians
1971 Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs Vida Blue Oakland Athletics
1970 Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals Jim Perry Minnesota Twins
1969 Tom Seaver New York Mets Denny McLain Baltimore Orioles
1969 Mike Cuellar Baltimore Orioles
1968 Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals Denny McLain Detroit Tigers
1967 Mike McCormick San Francisco Giants Jim Lonborg Boston Red Sox

 

Major League Award
Year Pitcher Team (League)
1966 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
1965 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
1964 Dean Chance Los Angeles Angels (AL)
1963 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
1962 Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
1961 Whitey Ford New York Yankees (AL)
1960 Vern Law Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)
1959 Early Wynn Chicago White Sox (AL)
1958 Bob Turley New York Yankees (AL)
1957 Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves (NL)
1956 Don Newcombe Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)

 

Multiple Cy Young Winners
Cy Young Awards Player Years
7 Roger Clemens 1986, 1987, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004
5 Randy Johnson 1995, 1999-2002
4 Steve Carlton 1972, 1977, 1980, 1982
4 Greg Maddux 1992-1995
3 *Clayton Kershaw 2011, 2013, 2014
3 Sandy Koufax 1963, 1965, 1966
3 Pedro Martinez 1997, 1999, 2000
3 Jim Palmer 1973, 1975, 1976
3 Tom Seaver 1969, 1973, 1975
2 Bob Gibson 1968, 1970
2 Tom Glavine 1991, 1998
2 Roy Halladay 2003, 2010
2 Tim Lincecum 2008, 2009
2 Denny McLain 1968, 1969
2 Gaylord Perry 1972, 1978
2 Bret Saberhagen 1985, 1989
2 Johan Santana 2004, 2006
*Active Players

 

Cy Young Awards by Team
Team Cy Youngs
Brooklyn Dodgers / Los Angeles Dodgers 12
Milwaukee Braves / Atlanta Braves 8
Philadelphia Phillies 7
Baltimore Orioles 6
Boston Red Sox 6
Arizona Diamondbacks 5
Chicago Cubs 5
Detroit Tigers 5
New York Mets 5
New York Yankees 5
Oakland Athletics 5
Cleveland Indians 4
Kansas City Royals 4
Minnesota Twins 4
San Diego Padres 4
Toronto Blue Jays 4
Chicago White Sox 3
Houston Astros 3
San Francisco Giants 3
St. Louis Cardinals 3
Los Angeles Angerls / Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2
Milwaukee Brewers 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Seattle Mariners 2
Montreal Expos / Washington Nationals 1
Tampa Bay Rays 1
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