Originally posted on Sons of Steve Garvey  |  Last updated 10/7/11
From an IBWAA press release: The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced the third of its 14 annual awards Wednesday, naming Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher Clayton Kershaw its 2011 Cy Young Award winner. Voting results are as follows: 1st Place: Clayton Kershaw, LAD 2nd Place: Roy Halladay, Phil 3rd Place: Ian Kennedy, Ariz 4th Place: Cliff Lee, Phil 5th Place: Craig Kimbrel, Atl Los Angeles Daily News' columnist Tom Hoffarth explains his Kershaw vote this way: "It wasn’t just because Kershaw racked up the Triple Crown numbers, or that the eight others who did the same since the first Cy Young was given out 55 years ago also won the award, too, nearly unanimously. That’s too easy. All the 'new' numbers support him as well. Kershaw was also first in WHIP (0.98), in opponent’s batting average (.207), and his run-support average (5.52) was tougher than Ian Kennedy (6.12) and Roy Halladay (5.89). A new standard has been established the last three years – ...
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