This week we've been investigating how long it's been since a player from each team won the MVP and Cy Young awards. Today we're looking at the American League Cy Young winners, which have been spread fairly evenly among the various clubs for the last dozen or so years. The only exception I know is the case of the Baltimore Orioles, who haven't won a Cy since Stone Pony did it in the era when you could still buy Billy Beer. And the Rangers, of course, whose story is much too sad to be told.
|Rays||2012||David Price||Not a free agent until 2016. Which is kind of messed up, but whatever.|
|Tigers||2011||Justin Verlander||Query: "what's wrong with justin verlander ... About 30,800,000 results."|
|Mariners||2010||Felix Hernandez||Went 13-12 for terrible team, but still won. Didn't we already #killthewin?|
|Royals||2009||Zach Greinke||Only year he received any Cy Young votes.|
|Indians||2008||Cliff Lee||Clevelanders are still smarting about trading Lee and Sabathia away.|
|Twins||2006||Johan Santana||Two-time winner of the Warren Spahn award, given annually to best lefty.|
|Angels||2005||Bartolo Colon||Has played for 7 different teams, including two different stints with ChiSox.|
|Astros||2004||Roger Clemens||Randy Johnson had more K's, innings, fewer BB's, better ERA.
|Blue Jays||2003||Roy Halladay||Is also last Phillie to win Cy Young.|
|Athletics||2002||Barry Zito||Pedro's still mad about this one. May have split vote with Derek Lowe.|
|Yankees||2001||Roger Clemens||If not for Halladay would also be last Blue Jay to win the award.|
|Red Sox||2000||Pedro Martinez||Best season on this list. One of the greatest pitching seasons of all time.|
|White Sox||1993||Jack McDowell||His band once opened for The Smithereens on tour.
|Orioles||1980||Steve Stone||"I knew it would ruin my arm. But one year of 25-7 is worth five of 15-15."|
|Rangers||-||-||Fergie Jenkins came closest, finishing 2nd in 1974.|