3 Cy Young Awards In 4 Seasons Ain’t Too Shabby…

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:

Year Record Comp. Games ERA K’s Walks K’s:Walks
1973 22-9 19 2.40 158 113 1.4
1975 23-11 25 2.09 193 80 2.4
1976 22-13 23 2.51 159 84 1.9

 

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%. 

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One response to “3 Cy Young Awards In 4 Seasons Ain’t Too Shabby…

  1. Yeah, his stats are absolutely mind boggling. I knew he was good, but when you look at the numbers you quickly realize he was REAL good.

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