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How many Cy Young Awards did Nolan Ryan win?
July 19, 2010 3:13AM
One of the greatest pitchers of all time & without a doubt, the greatest pitcher of my generation, Ryan holds several modern MLB pitching records such as strikeouts both all time, 5714 & single season, 383 in 1973 as well as career no hitters, 7. Despite all this Ryan never won a Cy Young Award, a World Series Game or pitched a perfect game.
He was an 8 time all star & finished in the top 5 of the Cy Young voting 6 times. The closest he came was in 1973 with the Angels when he finished 2nd by 5 1st place votes to Jim Palmer.
Palmers numbers that year, 22-9, 2.40 era, 158k in 296.1 innings, 19 complete games & 6 shutouts.
Ryans numbers, 21-16, 2.87 era & 383k in 326 innings, 26 cg, 4 sho.
Highway robbery if you ask me.