The ace right-hander Gerrit Cole, who secured all 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, demonstrated consistent excellence, allowing no more than two runs in 26 of his 33 starts, the best in the majors.
Gerrit Cole clinched his first American League Cy Young Award after an exceptional season with the New York Yankees
Gerrit Cole concluded the season with an impressive 15-4 record, tallying 222 strikeouts and leading the AL in both ERA (2.63) and innings pitched (209). Noteworthy among his standout performances was a final outing against Toronto where he achieved a two-hit shutout.
At 33 years old, Gerrit Cole, who secured a groundbreaking $324 million deal with the Yankees in December 2019, joined the ranks of esteemed Yankees pitchers by winning the Cy Young, marking the first since Roger Clemens in 2001. Reflecting on his achievement, Gerrit Cole expressed pride in his contribution to the team’s legacy, stating, “I take great pride in what we accomplished this season.”
In the National League, Blake Snell secured the Cy Young honors, making him the seventh hurler to claim the prize in both leagues
Snell, a recipient of the AL Cy Young Award in 2018 while with the Tampa Bay Rays, delivered an outstanding performance for the San Diego Padres in the latest season. Concluding with a 14-9 record, he topped the majors with an impressive 2.25 ERA. Despite their individual accomplishments, both Gerrit Cole and Snell were part of teams that ended with a subpar 82-80 record, falling short of making it to the playoffs.