1976 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Wins Cy Young Award For Third Time In Four Seasons
On this day in 1976, Jim Palmer won the Cy Young Award for being the best pitcher in the American League.
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%.