I enjoy pitching dominance just like the rest of the baseball world. And while I don’t always agree with the guy that ends up with the hardware at the end of the season, I am happy to see that Jim Palmer was credited as being the game’s best pitcher several times.
In a 4-year span from 1973-76, Palmer won the AL Cy Young Award 3 times. Impressively, he dominated the league and was the leader of a very strong Orioles team.
A quick peek at the numbers:
Oh yeah, he also finished in second place in 1977 behind Sparky Lyle. In a tight race, Lyle got 40% of the votes while Palmer tallied 34%.