Cy Young Trophy

Cy Young Award Winners

1956-2014

The Cy Young Award was then Commissioner Ford Frick's idea to honor the best pitcher in Major League Baseball. Hard lessons were learned by the Chalmers Award (1911-1914) earlier in history so the recipients of the Cy Young Award were selected by the Baseball Writers Association of America from the inception of the award. During the first eleven years (1956 - 1966), only one winner from Major League Baseball was selected. Immediately after Commissioner Frick retired, the rules were changed to honor the best pitcher from each league.

 

300 Wins  / Chalmers Award

American League National League
2014 -- Corey Kluber, Cleveland
2013 -- Max Scherzer, Detroit
2012 -- Davis Price, Tampa Bay
2011 -- Justin Verlander, Detroit
2010 -- Felix Hernandez, Seattle
2009 -- Zack Greinke, Kansas City

2008 -- Cliff Lee, Cleveland
2007 -- C.C. Sabathia, Cleveland
2006 --*Johan Santana, Minnesota
2005 -- Bartolo Colon, LA Angels
2004 -- Johan Santana, Minnesota
2003 -- Roy Halladay, Toronto
2002 -- Barry Zito, Oakland
2001 -- Roger Clemens, New York
2000 --*Pedro Martinez, Boston
1999 --*Pedro Martinez, Boston
1998 --*Roger Clemens, Toronto
1997 -- Roger Clemens, Toronto
1996 -- Pat Hentgen, Toronto
1995 -- Randy Johnson, Seattle
1994 -- David Cone, Kansas City
1993 -- Jack McDowell, Chicago
1992 -- Dennis Eckersley, Oakland
1991 -- Roger Clemens, Boston
1990 -- Bob Welch, Oakland
1989 -- Bret Saberhagen, KC
1988 -- Frank Viola, Minnesota
1987 -- Roger Clemens, Boston
1986 --*Roger Clemens, Boston
1985 -- Bret Saberhagen, KC
1984 -- Willie Hernandez, Detroit
1983 -- LaMarr Hoyt, Chicago
1982 -- Pete Vuckovich, Milwaukee
1981 -- Rollie Fingers, Milwaukee
1980 -- Steve Stone, Baltimore
1979 -- Mike Flanagan, Baltimore
1978 --*Ron Guidry, New York
1977 -- Sparky Lyle, New York
1976 -- Jim Palmer, Baltimore
1975 -- Jim Palmer, Baltimore
1974 -- Jim Hunter, Oakland
1973 -- Jim Palmer, Baltimore
1972 -- Gaylord Perry, Cleveland
1971 -- Vida Blue, Oakland
1970 -- Jim Perry, Minnesota
1969 -- (tie) Mike Cuellar, Baltimore
1970 -- Denny McLain, Detroit
1968 --*Denny McLain, Detroit
1967 -- JimLonborg, Boston
2014 -- Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles
2013 -- Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles
2012 -- R.A. Dickey, NY Mets
2011 -- Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles
2010 -- *Roy Halladay, Philadelphia
2009 -- Tim Lincecum, San Francisco

2008 -- Tim Lincecum, San Francisco
2007 --*Jake Peavy, San Diego
2006 -- Brandon Webb, Arizona
2005 -- Chris Carpenter, St. Louis
2004 -- Roger Clemens, Houston
2003 -- Eric Gagne, Los Angeles
2002 -- Randy Johnson, Arizona
2001 -- Randy Johnson, Arizona
2000 -- Randy Johnson, Arizona
1999 -- Randy Johnson, Arizona
1998 -- Tom Glavine, Atlanta
1997 -- Pedro Martinez, Montreal
1996 -- John Smoltz, Atlanta
1995 --*Greg Maddux, Atlanta
1994 --*Greg Maddux, Atlanta
1993 -- Greg Maddux, Atlanta
1992 -- Greg Maddux, Chicago
1991 -- Tom Glavine, Atlanta
1990 -- Doug Drabek, Pittsburgh
1989 -- Mark Davis, San Diego
1988 --*Orel Hershiser, LA
1987 -- Steve Bedrosian, Phila.
1986 -- Mike Scott, Houston
1985 -- Dwight Gooden, NYM
1984 --*Rick Sutcliffe, Chicago
1983 -- John Denny, Philadelphia
1982 -- Steve Carlton, Philadelphia
1981 -- Fernando Valenzuela, L.A.
1980 -- Steve Carlton, Philadelphia
1979 -- Bruce Sutter, Chicago
1978 -- Gaylord Perry, San Diego
1977 --*Steve Carlton, Phila.
1976 -- Randy Jones, San Diego
1975 -- Tom Seaver, New York
1974 -- Mike Marshall, LA
1973 -- Tom Seaver, New York
1972 --*Steve Carlton, Phila.
1971 -- Ferguson Jenkins, Chicago
1970 -- Bob Gibson, St. Louis
1969 -- Tom Seaver, New York
1968 --*Bob Gibson, St. Louis
1967 -- Mike McCormick, SF

Only one winner was selected in the major leagues from 1956 to 1966

1966 --*Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles (NL)
1965 --*Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles (NL)
1964 -- Dean Chance, Los Angeles (AL)
1963 --*Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles (NL)
1962 -- Don Drysdale, Los Angeles (NL)
1961 -- Whitey Ford, New York (AL)
1960 -- Vernon Law, Pittsburgh (NL)
1959 -- Early Wynn, Chicago (AL)
1958 -- Bob Turley, New York (AL)
1957 -- Warren Spahn, Milwaukee (NL)
1956 -- Don Newcombe, Brooklyn (NL)

*winner was a unanimous selection

Pitchers with 300 Wins

Listed by Date Achieved

Pitcher Wins Team League Age Date Opponent
Randy Johnson
303
San Fran.
NL
45
06-05-2009
Washington
Tom Glavine
305
New York
NL
41
09-05-2007
Chicago
Greg Maddux
350
Chicago
NL
38
08-07-2004
San Francisco
Roger Clemens
354
New York
AL
40
06-13-2003
St. Louis
Nolan Ryan
324
Texas
AL
43
07-31-1990
Milwaukee
Don Sutton
324
California
AL
41
06-18-1986
Texas
Phil Niekro
318
New York
AL
46
10-06-1985
Toronto
Tom Seaver
311
Chicago
AL
40
08-04-1985
New York
Steve Carlton
329
Philadelphia
NL
38
09-23-1983
St. Louis
Gaylord Perry
314
Seattle
AL
43
05-06-1982
New York
Early Wynn
300
Cleveland
AL
43
07-13-1963
Kansas City
Warren Spahn
363
Milwaukee
NL
40
08-11-1961
Chicago
Lefty Grove
300
Boston
AL
41
07-25-1941
Cleveland
Grover Cleveland Alexander 373 Chicago NL 37 09-20-1924 New York
Walter Johnson
417
Washington
AL
32
05-14-1920
Detroit
Eddie Plank
326
St. Louis
FL
39
09-11-1915
Kansas City
Christy Mathewson
373
New York
NL
32
06-28-1912
Boston
Cy Young
511
Boston
AL
34
07-03-1901
Baltimore
Kid Nichols
361
Boston
NL
30
07-07-1900
Chicago
John Clarkson
328
Cleveland
NL
31
09-21-1892
Pittsburgh
Old Hoss Radbourn
309
Cincinnati
NL
36
05-14-1891
Brooklyn
Mickey Welch
307
New York
NL
31
08-11-1890
Brooklyn
Tim Keefe
342
New York
PL
33
06-04-1890
Boston
Pud Galvin
361
Pittsburgh
NL
31
09-04-1888
Indianapolis

Chalmers Award

There have been three different "most valuable player" awards in baseball since 1911. The Chalmers Award was the first of those three and it was presented by between 1911 and 1914 by Chalmers Automotive a Detroit based automobile company. By 1915 the Chalmers Award was no longer considered popular. Rumors about possible cheating and the inability for any player to win more than once were factors which led to its demise.

National League

Year Player Pos HR RBI Avg
1911 Wildfire Schulte, Ch OF 21 121 .300
1912 Larry Doyle, NY 2B 10 90 .330
1913 Jake Daubert, Bklyn 1B 2 52 .350
1914 Johnny Evers, Bos 2B 1 40 .279

American League

Year Player Pos HR RBI Avg
1911 Ty Cobb, Det OF 8 144 .420
1912 Tris Speaker, Bos OF 10 98 .383
1913 Walter Johnson, Wash P - - -
1914 Eddie Collins, Phi 2B 2 85 .344

All-Time Career Leaders

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