NEW YORK CITY (AP)– Gerrit Cole was an unanimous winner of his first American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, and Blake Snell took the National League honor in becoming the seventh hurler to make baseball’s top pitching reward in both leagues.
After coming close several times before, Cole finally finished on top following an exceptional season for the New York Yankees. The ace right-hander got all 30 first-place votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
New york city Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole was named the American League Cy Young Award runner-up, getting 20 second-place votes. Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Kevin Gausman ended up in third location. Cole had an outstanding season, going 15-4 with a 2.63 period and 222 strikeouts in 209 innings, leading the league in innings pitched. He became the 6th Yankees pitcher to win the Cy Young Award and the first given that Roger Clemens in 2001. Cole has actually formerly been a Cy Young Award runner-up twice and has actually completed in the top five 3 other times.
Snell was the NL winner after leading the majors in period for the San Diego Padres.
The free-agent lefty was picked first on 28 of 30 ballots. San Francisco Giants right-hander Logan Webb ended up second and Zac Gallen of the NL champ Arizona Diamondbacks was third.
Snell, the AL Cy Young Award recipient in 2018 with Tampa Bay, signed up with Gaylord Perry, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Clemens, Roy Halladay and Max Scherzer as pitchers to win in both leagues.