The Cy Young Award by Consigliari

Champion(s):

GrecoD


Runner(s)-Up:

SochackiA


Quiz Description

Nov 18 will see the announcement of the AL and NL Cy Young Awards. Here are some questions about the rich history of both honors.

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1 GrecoD 429 98 15
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5 Matto 373 85 15
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Questions:

When the Cy Young Award (CYA) was first created there were not separated awards for each league. The first honoree had the distinction of not only being the first CYA winner, but was also the first to win the CYA and the MVP in the same season, and was also the first every winner of the NL Rookie of the Year award! NAME THIS DECORATED HURLER.

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Don Newcombe, BRK - 1956

In 1974, Mike Marshall was the first reliever to win a CYA. Since then, numerous Closers have taken home the plaque. As a result, the record for fewest wins by a CYA winner is 2, held by THIS PITCHER WHO IS THE LAST RELIEVER TO WIN THE CYA.

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Eric Gagne, LAD - 2003

The 1969 AL award was the only time that the CYA was shared by two different players. NAME EITHER OF THESE SOUTHPAWS, one of whom was taking home his second consecutive honor.

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Mike Cuellar, BAL; Denny McLain, DET

Despite winning the 1982 CYA with the Milwaukee Brewers, this right-hander is best known as Wild Thing nemesis Clu Haywood in Major League. NAME THIS FORGOTTEN ACE.

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Pete Vuckovich

No pitcher has won more Cy Young Awards than Roger Clemens, with 7. But WHO IS A CLOSE SECOND with 5 total awards to his name?

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Randy Johnson (AL - 95, NL - 99, 00, 01, 02)

NAME THE PITCHER who holds the dubious distinction of having the highest ERA by a Cy Young Award winner, with a mark of 3.66.

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LaMarr Hoyt, CHW - 1983

Four teams have NEVER had a Cy Young Award winner. NAME THESE FOUR TEAMS.

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Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers/Washington Senators, Florida/Miami Marlins; Colorado Rockies

Name this NL West hurler who won the award on the back of 22 wins and a 2.74 era, and not because of his paltry 93 strikeouts - the fewest ever for a CYA winning starting pitcher.

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Randy Jones, SD - 1976

Wins aren't the benchmark for a Cy Young Award winner like they once were - but they are still impressive nonetheless. Who is the last pitcher, and subsequent CYA winner, to surpass the 25 win mark?

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Bob Welch, OAK - 1990

Sons of former big leaguers arrive in The Show all the time. However, there's only one current Major Leaguer who's father was a Cy Young Award winner. NAME THIS PITCHER who borrowed his dad's signature look. (edited at 3:56 pm, November 18, 2015 (CST))

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Cam Bedrosian, LAA (son of Steve Bedrosian, PHI - 1987) [NOTE: Kyle Drabek is currently a FA and not considered an active MLer] (edited at 11:41 am, November 23, 2015 (CST))

Only one team has had THREE DIFFERENT WINNERS in FOUR SEASONS. Name that team.

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Atlanta Braves (1995 - G. Maddux, 1996 - J. Smoltz, 1998 - T. Glavine)

David Price has a chance this year to win a Cy Young Award despite changing teams during the season. Amazingly, this has happened before Name the pitcher who pulled off this amazing feat.

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Rick Sutcliffe, CHC - 1984