1978 HEADLINE: Gaylord Perry Becomes First Pitcher To Win The Cy Young Award in AL & NL
On this day in 1978 Gaylord Perry was awarded with the National League Cy Young Award. Winning this individual award marked the first time in major league history in which a pitcher earned that honor in both leagues.
Here is a quick peek at Perry’s two Cy Young Winning seasons:
1972 – AL – 24-16, 1.92 ERA, 29 complete games, 5 shutouts, 234 strikeouts
1978 – NL – 21-6, 2.73 ERA, 5 complete games, 2 shutouts, 154 strikeouts
Congratulations Mr. Perry!!!