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Jered Weaver pitched a no-hitter, won 20 games and led the American League in two of the more important stats that measure pitchers, but he didnt win the Cy Young Award that was announced Wednesday.
The Angels right-hander surely could make a convincing case for himself, but Tampa Bay left-hander David Price edged Detroits Justin Verlander in one of the closest races in the history of balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Weaver was third.
Price picked up 14 of 28 first-place votes and totaled 153 points. Verlander had 13 votes for first and 149 points. Weaver had two second-place votes and 14 for third. He had 70 total points.
Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney, a former Angel, was the only other player to receive a first-place vote and finished fifth overall behind Felix Hernandez of Seattle.
The voting was the closest since 1969 when Mike Cuellar of the Baltimore Orioles and Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers tied for the award. But voters could select only one pitcher that year.
Weaver tied Price for most wins, was third in ERA (2.81) and first in WHIP (walks and hits per inning, 1.02) and opponents batting average (.214). But his total of 188 23 innings ranked 20th in the league, which clearly worked against his candidacy.
The Angels were 23-7 in games Weaver started, and he ran off 10 consecutive wins from May 18 to Aug. 6 when he was clearly the best pitcher in the AL. He also no-hit the Minnesota Twins on May 2.
But he was slowed twice by injuries, a bad back in late May and biceps tendinitis that forced him to miss a couple of starts in September.
Weaver is likely feeling like a bridesmaid with his third-place finish. He was second to Verlander last year and third in 2010.
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Yes, I voted for David Price over Justin Verlander for American League Cy Young. And yes, I am happy to defend that selection, and would defend it publicly even if the Baseball Writers' Association of America were not revealing all of our ballots for the first time.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays has won the AL Cy Young Award in one of the closest votes ever.
Price beat out 2011 winner Justin Verlander by only four points Wednesday in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Runner-up two years ago, Price was the pick this time for the league's top pitching prize. He received 14 of 28 first-place...
Justin Verlander and Jared Weaver were the opponents for Rays starting pitcher David Price for the American League Cy Young Award. Wednesday night, Price was voted unanimously by voters to become the 2012 Cy Young Award winner.
The award is given out to the best pitch in the National and American Leagues and voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
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Tampa Bay Rays' star lefthander David Price won the American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, narrowly edging out runner-up and last year's Cy Young winner, Detroit's Justin Verlander, by a razor-thin margin of just four points. Verlander received 14 of 28 first place votes, while Verlander received 13 first place votes. It was one of the closest vote totals ever...
This afternoon, Matt Klaassen detailed the NL Cy Young decision, which basically comes down to Clayton Kershaw and R.A. Dickey. Both had excellent seasons, and it’s essentially hair-splitting to pick one or the other, though as Matt notes, most of the hairs tend to fall Kershaw’s way when you actually do split them. Over in the AL, the story is similar, though in this case...
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David Price became the first Ray to win the Cy Young and R.A. Dickey became the first knuckleballer to ever take how the award.
Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price and New York Mets
right-hander R.A. Dickey were named by the BBWAA as the 2012 American and
National League Cy Young Award winners.
Price narrowly edged reigning winner and Detroit Tigers
right-hander Justin Verlander to claim his first Cy Young award. Price received
14 first place votes while Verlander notched 13. Verlander...
By the slimmest of margins, David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays was named the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner over the Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander, with Jered Weaver of the LA Angels of Anaheim finishing a distant third. It was the closest finish since 1969, when another Tiger pitcher, Denny McLain, tied for the honors with Baltimore’s Mike Cuellar.
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The 2012 Cy Young Awards were announced Wednesday night with Mets’ starter R.A. Dickey and Rays ace David Price taking home the NL and AL honors respectively.
The 38-year-old Dickey led the National League in innings pitched (233 2/3) and strikeouts (230) while finishing the season with a 2.73 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. He also becomes the first knuckleball pitcher to win the award.
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It's now time to put the finishing touches on the 2012 MLB season as Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) are presenting their 2012 end of the year awards.
On Monday, it was the 2012 American League and National League Rookie of the Year. On Tuesday, it was the 2012 AL and NL Manager of the Year. And on Wednesday, it's the 2012 AL and NL Cy Young Awards...