In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. The award was first introduced in 1956 by Commissioner Ford Frick in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young who passed away in 1955. The award was originally given to the single best pitcher in the major leagues. In 1967, the practice began of honoring one pitcher in each league.
The award is voted on by 28 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Each places a vote for first, second, and third place among the pitchers of each league. The formula used to calculate the final scores is Score = 5F + 3S + T, where F is the number of first place votes, S is second place votes, and T is third place votes. The pitcher with the highest score in each league wins the award.
|1956||Don Newcombe||Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)||27-7||0||3.06|
|1957||Warren Spahn||Milwaukee Braves (NL)||21-11||3||2.69|
|1958||Bob Turley||New York Yankees (AL)||21-7||1||2.97|
|1959||Early Wynn||Chicago White Sox (AL)||22-10||0||3.17|
|1960||Vern Law||Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)||20-9||0||3.08|
|1961||Whitey Ford||New York Yankees (AL)||25-4||0||3.21|
|1962||Don Drysdale||Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)||25-9||1||2.84|
|1963||Sandy Koufax||Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)||25-5||0||1.88|
|1964||Dean Chance||Los Angeles Angels (AL)||20-9||4||1.65|
|1965||Sandy Koufax||Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)||26-8||2||2.04|
|1966||Sandy Koufax||Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)||27-9||0||1.73|
† Sutcliffe was traded mid-season on June 13. He went 4-5 with a 5.15 ERA with the Cleveland Indians before being traded to the Chicago Cubs where he went 16-1 with a 2.69 ERA to finish the season.