This day in baseball: The first Cy Young Award

The first Cy Young Award was given out following the 1956 season, and, at the time, it was given only to the single best pitcher in both leagues.  Brooklyn pitcher Don Newcombe became the first ever Cy Young winner, finishing the season with a 27-7 record and a 3.06 ERA.  The Cy Young would continue to be given to only one pitcher each year until 1967, when it then started being given to one pitcher in each league.

Don Newcombe (Photo source: SIKids.com)


4 Comments on “This day in baseball: The first Cy Young Award”

  1. steve says:

    Makes for a double layered trivia question with Newcombe being African American.


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