Kershaw takes home NL Cy Young Award


Dodgers wunderkind Clayton Kershaw took home the NL Cy Young Award today, receiving 27 of 32 first place votes. The 23-year-old southpaw won the pitching Triple Crown this season, leading the league in wins (21), ERA (2.28), and strikeouts (248). He’s the first Dodger to win the award since Eric Gagne in 2003, and the first Dodgers’ starting pitcher to win since Orel Hershiser in 1988. Roy Halladay finished second in the voting, Cliff Lee in third.

Former Yankee Ian Kennedy finished fourth in the voting, receiving one first place vote. Congrats to him. The full results are up on the BBWAA’s site. The AL MVP Award will be announced Monday at 2pm ET. Curtis Granderson and Robbie Cano figure to get a decent amount of votes.

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  1. DERP says:

    Halladay was robbed. Kershaw was pretty awesome, but he wasn’t better than Roy.

  2. George says:

    Kershaw deserved it.

  3. Jimmy McNulty says:

    A triple crown winner in both leagues. Pretty cool stuff.

  4. Marcus says:

    I think you mean 1988 for Orel.

  5. candyforstalin says:

    bumgarner got one vote. weak.

  6. Monteroisdinero says:

    “the 23 year old dominant southpaw”

    Manny B. – 2014/15

  7. NHyankeesfan says:

    How did Ian Kennedy get a first place vote?

  8. RetroRob says:

    Who the hell voted for IPK for first? Is there a link to the actual voting, meaning who voted for whom? I’ve seen this in the past.

  9. Holy Ghost says:

    Congrats to IPK for placing fourth. Did the 2011 season change anyone’s opinions of Kennedy or do most people still think he projects no higher than a #2 starter?

    • Urban says:

      Who had him as high as a #2? I originally had him as a #4 in the AL. He’s gotten better, but he still wouldn’t be more than a #3 in the AL East, although a #3 in the AL East is pretty darn good.

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