This day in baseball: Cy Young tie

Denny_McLain_1966 - Wikipedia

McLain in 1966 (Wikipedia)

On November 6, 1969, two pitchers tied in the voting for the Cy Young award for the first time in baseball history.  Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers finished the season with a 24-9 record and a 2.80 ERA.  Meanwhile, the Baltimore Orioles’ Mike Cuellar finished with a 23-11 record and an ERA of 2.38.  Both men received ten votes from the BBWAA (Baseball Writer’s Association of America) as being the best pitcher in the American League.



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