David Price of Tampa Bay Rays, and R.A. Dickey, the New York Mets won the trophy CY Young, given to the best pitcher in each League.
Price has compiled a record of 20-5 in 31 starts this season in the American League, in addition to keeping an average of points earned 2.56. He withdrew 205 batting on catches in addition to granting only 59 goals on balls.
The left-handed expressed his joy on Twitter by thanking the members of the Association of American baseball writers for voting for him. He also thanked his team-mates.
In the tightest race in the history of the American League for the obtaining of CY Young, Price received 14 votes of first place against 13 for the launcher from Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers to overtake him by just four points, 153 against 149.
Jared Weaver, for the Los Angeles Angels finished third with 70 points, but has not received a first place vote. It is rather the Price in Fernando Rodney Ray’s teammate who received 28 first place votes. He finished fifth in the voting with 38 points, behind Felix Hernandez (41), of the Seattle Mariners.
Dickey brand history
Starting from the Mets, R.A. Dickey is to become the first specialist in the butterfly ball to win the Cy Young when he put the precious trophy in the national.
The right-hander has compiled a record of 20-6 in 33 starts this season and maintained an average of points earned 2.73. He withdrew 230 hitters on catches while allowing only 54 free passes.
Dickey received 27 votes of first place against two for his nearest pursuer, Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers of Los Angeles that it has overtaken by more than 100 points in the voting, 209 against 96.
GIO Gonzalez, Nationals of Washington (93), Johnny Cueto, for the Cincinnati Reds (75) and Craig Kimbrel, for the Atlanta Braves (41) received the last three first-places votes and followed in the rankings.