(NEW YORK) — Even though he’s only 25 years old, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is already piling up the hardware.
For the second time in three seasons, Kershaw was voted the NL Cy Young Award winner. He came within one vote of a unanimous selection after posting a 16-9 record and baseball’s lowest ERA in 13 years. Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals received one first place vote.
“It’s just a whirlwind of emotions today,” Kershaw said. “Whether you expect to win or you don’t, just to hear your name called, it does something to you….It really is pretty special and I definitely don’t take that for granted.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer was the winner in the American League after posting a 21-3 record and guiding the team to the ALCS. He was the lone 20-game winner in the MLB this season.
“It’s unbelievable. It just vindicates everything I’ve done,” the 29-year-old Scherzer said. Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish finished second in the balloting.
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