Roger Clemens won his 7th Cy Young award today with 23 of 34 first place votes.
Although Randy Johnson had better stats in every category except wins, he came in second because BBWAA demand a lot of wins with few losses, preferably on a winning or pennant contending team.
Roger was 18-4 and Randy was 14-12. Roy Oswalt was third – he was the only 20 game winner in the NL this year, but his ERA was 3.49 and Roger’s was 2.98.
Roger has now won a Cy Young in both leagues and is the oldest player to win one. Well, he WAS going to the HOF before this, but I hope this last award will make him want to return instead of going out on top. One of these days, Roy is FINALLY gonna win – wait and see. And yes, he is my favorite player, and yes, I know this wasn’t his year.