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When It Comes To Cy Young Award Busts, The A.L. Blows The N.L. Away

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Major League Baseball began doling out Cy Young Awards in 1956. At the time, only one pitcher was honored, period.

Then someone got the idea: why not split the Award, like an amoeba, into two parts? One part National League, one part American League.

So beginning in 1967, two Cy Young Awards were handed out. Since then, it's been a tale of two leagues when it comes to one-hit Cy Young wonders.

The American League has been full of Carl Douglas/"Kung Fu Fighting" and Rupert Holmes/"Pina Colada Song" types. The National League has mostly been Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and The Beatles.

A casual look at winners in each league brings this phenomenon to first blush.

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