Astros ace Justin Verlander was selected as the unanimous winner by Baseball Writers’ Association of voters. Check out Cy young award winner.
Cy Young Award 2022 : Winner | Voting results
The Cy Young Award is given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB), one each for the American League (AL) and National League (NL).
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Awarded for||Best regular season pitcher in American League and National League|
|Country||United States, Canada|
|Presented by||Baseball Writers’ Association of America|
The award was first introduced in 1956 by Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young, who died in 1955.
The award was originally given to the single best pitcher in the major leagues, but in 1967, after the retirement of Frick, the award was given to one pitcher in each league.
Cy young award 2022 winner
Justin Verlander’s surgically repaired, 39-year-old right arm was responsible for a season that was both statistically and scientifically significant.
Sandy Alcantara’s previously underrated, remarkably durable right arm delivered a workload that, by modern standards, rated as an unusual extreme.
So it came as no surprise Wednesday night on MLB Network when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America rewarded Verlander’s incredible comeback and Alcantara’s old-school output by naming them the unanimous Cy Young Award winners in the American League and National League, respectively.
That made them outliers of a different sort. This marked just the second time in history that both winners were unanimous.
The only other was in the Year of the Pitcher, when the AL’s Denny McLain and the NL’s Bob Gibson captured all the votes in 1968.
On the MLB Network broadcast, a clearly touched Verlander, who won this award for the third time, reflected on what this achievement meant to him after overcoming surgery at a later stage of his career.
The system rewards seven points for first place, four points for second place, three points for third place, two votes for fourth place and one point for fifth place.
NATIONAL LEAGUE RESULTS
- Sandy Alcantara, MIA: 30 (first-place votes) – 210 points
- Max Fried, ATL: 10 (2nd), 7 (3rd), 5 (4th), 1 (5th) – 72 points
- Julio Urías, LAD: 7 (2nd), 9 (3rd), 5 (4th), 1 (5th) – 66 points
- Aaron Nola, PHI: 5 (2nd), 6 (3rd), 4 (4th), 2 (5th) – 48 points
- Zac Gallen, ARI: 3 (2nd), 5 (3rd), 6 (4th), 6 (5th) – 45 points
- Carlos Rodón, SF: 3 (2nd), 1 (3rd), 4 (4th), 7 (5th) – 30 points
- Corbin Burnes, MIL: 1 (2nd), 2 (3rd), 1 (4th), 8 (5th) – 20 points
- Yu Darvish, SD: 3 (4th), 1 (5th) – 7 points
- Edwin Díaz, NYM: 1 (2nd), 2 (5th) – 6 points
- Kyle Wright, ATL: 1 (4th), 1 (5th) – 3 points
- Logan Webb, SF: 1 (4th) – 2 points
- Ryan Helsley, STL: 1 (5th) – 1 point
- Justin Verlander, HOU: 30 (first-place votes) – 210 points
- Dylan Cease, CWS: 14 (2nd), 10 (3rd), 5 (4th), 1 (5th) – 97 points
- Alek Manoah, TOR: 7 (2nd), 13 (3rd), 10 (4th) – 87 points
- Shohei Ohtani, LAA: 9 (2nd), 7 (3rd), 12 (4th), 1 (5th) – 82 points
- Framber Valdez, HOU: 1 (4th), 12 (5th) – 14 points
- Shane McClanahan, TB: 1 (4th), 8 (5th) – 10 points
- Shane Bieber, CLE: 1 (4th), 3 (5th) – 5 points
- Nestor Cortes, NYY: 3 (5th) – 3 points
- Gerrit Cole, NYY: 1 (5th) – 1 point
- Kevin Gausman, TOR: 1 (5th) – 1 point
Kevin Gausman received one fifth-place vote and finished tied for ninth in the 2022 AL Cy Young running.