On November 14th, it will be announced whether R.A. Dickey will be the Mets 5th recipient of the NL Cy Young Award or not. Either way, it is certain that he will be the 27th, and 16th individual Met to receive NL Cy Young consideration by the Baseball Writers Association of America’s voters.
So let’s have some fun and look back at R.A.’s predecessors in being in the running for pitching gold:
We begin with The Franchise’s 1969.
One of the most iconic seasons that a Met pitcher has ever had, and while he’d put up seasons with better numbers, Tom Seaver was simply brilliant in 1969. 25-7, 2.21 ERA and 208 strikeouts, a near Perfect Game, and as the main cog of the Miracle Mets, Seaver would finish 2nd to Willie McCovey in the NL MVP race. As for the Cy Young, it was nearly unanimous, with Phil Niekro of the Braves getting the lone other vote.
Considering Tom Seaver’s name gets tossed about when discussing the all-time great hurlers, it’s no surprise that his name shows up p...