Gerrit Cole, Cy Young Winner

Congratulations to New York Yankees’ pitcher, Gerrit Cole on winning his first Cy Young Award—one of the few bright spots in an otherwise unremarkable year for the team. Cole was 15-4, and led the American League in ERA (2.63), innings pitched (209), fewest hits allowed per nine innings (6.8), and Walks Plus Hits Per Inning Pitched (WHIP) per nine innings (0.981). His Cy Young selection was by unanimous vote.

As Jesse Rogers from ESPN tells us: “Cole became the sixth Yankees pitcher to win a Cy Young and first since Roger Clemens in 2001, following Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Whitey Ford and [Bob] Turley. Cole and Guidry are the only unanimous winners for New York.” (And boy, do I remember that magnificent 1978 World Series season with Ron Guidry, who went 25-3, as the most dominant pitcher in baseball.)

Here’s hoping that the Yanks have more to show for Cole’s efforts in 2024!

(Courtesy, YESNetwork, CC BY 3.0)

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