NEW YORK CITY (AP)– Gerrit Cole was a consentaneous winner of his first American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, and Blake Snell took the National League honor in ending up being the seventh hurler to make baseball’s leading pitching reward in both leagues.
Cole, who had previously been near success on multiple occasions, ultimately became the champ after a remarkable performance throughout the season with the New york city Yankees. The skilled pitcher was unanimously picked as the recipient of the highest honor by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, protecting all 30 first-place votes.
Sonny Gray, the right-handed pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, received 20 elect 2nd location, making him the runner-up. Kevin Gausman from the Toronto Blue Jays was available in 3rd.
Cole went 15-4 with an AL-low 2.63 age and 222 strikeouts in 209 innings, leading the league in innings, also. He ended up being the sixth Yankees pitcher to win a Cy Young and first since Roger Clemens in 2001.
He attained All-Star status six times and was the runner-up in the Cy Young voting on two celebrations, while likewise securing top-five surfaces three more times.
Snell was named the National League’s leading pitcher after controling the league with the lowest age for the San Diego Padres.
The free-agent lefty was selected initially on 28 of 30 ballots. San Francisco Giants right-hander Logan Webb completed second and Zac Gallen of the NL champion Arizona Diamondbacks was third.
Snell, the AL Cy Young Award recipient in 2018 with Tampa Bay, joined Gaylord Perry, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Clemens, Roy Halladay and Max Scherzer as pitchers to win in both leagues.