List of Cy Young Award Winners

The Cy Young Award was created in 1956 as an award intended to recognize the best pitcher in the league. The award is named after Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young, who is regarded as one of the best pitchers of all time in Major League Baseball.

For the first 10 seasons, the Cy Young Award was handed out to just one pitcher. In 1967, the format was changed to include the top pitcher in both the National League and American League.  For the first two years, pitchers were not allowed to win the award more than once, but the rule was eliminated during the 1959 season. Voting during the 1969 season resulted in a tie for the American League winners, which prompted a change in how votes were collected and tallied.

To date, no pitcher has won the award more often than Roger Clemens (7) and no team has had more winners than the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (12).

Major League Baseball Cy Young Award Winners by Year

The Winner of the 2016 American League Cy Young Award was Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox. He posted a record of 22-4 with 0 saves, an ERA of 3.15 and 189 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2016 National League Cy Young Award was Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals. He posted a record of 20-7 with 0 saves, an ERA of 2.96 and 284 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2015 American League Cy Young Award was Dallas Kuechel of the Houston Astros. He posted a record of 20-8 with 0 saves, an ERA of 2.48 and 216 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2015 National League Cy Young Award was Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs. He posted a record of 22-6 with 0 saves, an ERA of 1.77 and 236 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2014 American League Cy Young Award was Corey Kluber, of the Cleveland Indians.  He posted a record of 18-9 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.44 and 269 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2014 National League Cy Young Award was Clayton Kershaw, of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He posted a record of 21-3 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.77 and 239 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2013 American League Cy Young Award was Max Scherzer, of the Detroit Tigers.  He posted a record of 21-3 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.9 and 240 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2013 National League Cy Young Award was Clayton Kershaw, of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He posted a record of 16-9 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.83 and 232 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2012 American League Cy Young Award was David Price, of the Tampa Bay Rays.  He posted a record of 20–5 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.56 and 205 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2012 National League Cy Young Award was R.A. Dickey, of the New York Mets.  He posted a record of 20–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.73 and 230 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2011 American League Cy Young Award was Justin Verlander, of the Detroit Tigers.  He posted a record of 24–5 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.4 and 250 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2011 National League Cy Young Award was Clayton Kershaw, of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He posted a record of 21–5 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.28 and 248 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2010 American League Cy Young Award was Félix Hernández, of the Seattle Mariners.  He posted a record of 13–12 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.27 and 232 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2010 National League Cy Young Award was Roy Halladay, of the Philadelphia Phillies.  He posted a record of 21–10 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.44 and 219 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2009 American League Cy Young Award was Zack Greinke, of the Kansas City Royals.  He posted a record of 16–8 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.16 and 242 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2009 National League Cy Young Award was Tim Lincecum, of the San Francisco Giants.  He posted a record of 15–7 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.48 and 261 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2008 American League Cy Young Award was Cliff Lee, of the Cleveland Indians.  He posted a record of 22–3 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.54 and 170 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2008 National League Cy Young Award was Tim Lincecum, of the San Francisco Giants.  He posted a record of 18–5 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.62 and 265 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2007 American League Cy Young Award was C.C. Sabathia, of the Cleveland Indians.  He posted a record of 19–7 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.21 and 209 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2007 National League Cy Young Award was Jake Peavy, of the San Diego Padres.  He posted a record of 19–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.54 and 240 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2006 American League Cy Young Award was Johan Santana, of the Minnesota Twins.  He posted a record of 19–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.77 and 265 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2006 National League Cy Young Award was Brandon Webb, of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  He posted a record of 16–8 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.1 and 178 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2005 American League Cy Young Award was Bartolo Colón, of the Los Angeles Angels.  He posted a record of 21–8 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.48 and 157 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2005 National League Cy Young Award was Chris Carpenter, of the St. Louis Cardinals.  He posted a record of 21–5 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.83 and 213 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2004 American League Cy Young Award was Johan Santana, of the Minnesota Twins.  He posted a record of 20–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.61 and 265 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2004 National League Cy Young Award was Roger Clemens, of the Houston Astros.  He posted a record of 18–4 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.98 and 218 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2003 American League Cy Young Award was Roy Halladay, of the Toronto Blue Jays.  He posted a record of 22–7 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.25 and 204 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2003 National League Cy Young Award was Éric Gagné, of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He posted a record of 2–3 with 55 Saves, an ERA of 1.2 and 137 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2002 American League Cy Young Award was Barry Zito, of the Oakland Athletics.  He posted a record of 23–5 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.75 and 182 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2002 National League Cy Young Award was Randy Johnson, of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  He posted a record of 24–5 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.32 and 334 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2001 American League Cy Young Award was Roger Clemens, of the New York Yankees.  He posted a record of 20–3 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.51 and 213 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2001 National League Cy Young Award was Randy Johnson, of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  He posted a record of 21–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.49 and 372 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 2000 American League Cy Young Award was Pedro Martínez, of the Boston Red Sox.  He posted a record of 18–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.74 and 284 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 2000 National League Cy Young Award was Randy Johnson, of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  He posted a record of 19–7 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.64 and 347 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1999 American League Cy Young Award was Pedro Martínez, of the Boston Red Sox.  He posted a record of 23–4 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.07 and 313 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1999 National League Cy Young Award was Randy Johnson, of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  He posted a record of 17–9 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.49 and 364 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1998 American League Cy Young Award was Roger Clemens, of the Toronto Blue Jays.  He posted a record of 20–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.65 and 271 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1998 National League Cy Young Award was Tom Glavine, of the Atlanta Braves.  He posted a record of 20–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.47 and 157 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1997 American League Cy Young Award was Roger Clemens, of the Toronto Blue Jays.  He posted a record of 21–7 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.05 and 292 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1997 National League Cy Young Award was Pedro Martínez, of the Montreal Expos.  He posted a record of 17–8 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.9 and 305 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1996 American League Cy Young Award was Pat Hentgen, of the Toronto Blue Jays.  He posted a record of 20–10 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.22 and 177 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1996 National League Cy Young Award was John Smoltz, of the Atlanta Braves.  He posted a record of 24–8 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.94 and 276 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1995 American League Cy Young Award was Randy Johnson, of the Seattle Mariners.  He posted a record of 18–2 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.48 and 294 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1995 National League Cy Young Award was Greg Maddux, of the Atlanta Braves.  He posted a record of 19–2 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.63 and 181 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1994 American League Cy Young Award was David Cone, of the Kansas City Royals.  He posted a record of 16–5 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.94 and 132 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1994 National League Cy Young Award was Greg Maddux, of the Atlanta Braves.  He posted a record of 16–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.56 and 156 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1993 American League Cy Young Award was Jack McDowell, of the Chicago White Sox.  He posted a record of 22–10 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.37 and 158 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1993 National League Cy Young Award was Greg Maddux, of the Atlanta Braves.  He posted a record of 20–10 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.36 and 197 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1992 American League Cy Young Award was Dennis Eckersley, of the Oakland Athletics.  He posted a record of 7–1 with 51 Saves, an ERA of 1.91 and 93 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1992 National League Cy Young Award was Greg Maddux, of the Chicago Cubs.  He posted a record of 20–11 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.18 and 199 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1991 American League Cy Young Award was Roger Clemens, of the Boston Red Sox.  He posted a record of 18–10 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.62 and 241 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1991 National League Cy Young Award was Tom Glavine, of the Atlanta Braves.  He posted a record of 20–11 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.55 and 192 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1990 American League Cy Young Award was Bob Welch, of the Oakland Athletics.  He posted a record of 27–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.95 and 127 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1990 National League Cy Young Award was Doug Drabek, of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He posted a record of 22–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.76 and 131 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1989 American League Cy Young Award was Bret Saberhagen, of the Kansas City Royals.  He posted a record of 23–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.16 and 193 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1989 National League Cy Young Award was Mark Davis, of the San Diego Padres.  He posted a record of 4–3 with 44 Saves, an ERA of 1.85 and 92 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1988 American League Cy Young Award was Frank Viola, of the Minnesota Twins.  He posted a record of 24–7 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.64 and 193 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1988 National League Cy Young Award was Orel Hershiser, of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He posted a record of 23–8 with 1 Saves, an ERA of 2.26 and 178 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1987 American League Cy Young Award was Roger Clemens, of the Boston Red Sox.  He posted a record of 20–9 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.97 and 256 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1987 National League Cy Young Award was Steve Bedrosian, of the Philadelphia Phillies.  He posted a record of 5–3 with 40 Saves, an ERA of 2.83 and 74 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1986 American League Cy Young Award was Roger Clemens, of the Boston Red Sox.  He posted a record of 24–4 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.48 and 238 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1986 National League Cy Young Award was Mike Scott, of the Houston Astros.  He posted a record of 18–10 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.22 and 306 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1985 American League Cy Young Award was Bret Saberhagen, of the Kansas City Royals.  He posted a record of 20–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.87 and 158 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1985 National League Cy Young Award was Dwight Gooden, of the New York Mets.  He posted a record of 24–4 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.53 and 268 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1984 American League Cy Young Award was Willie Hernández, of the Detroit Tigers.  He posted a record of 9–3 with 32 Saves, an ERA of 1.92 and 112 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1984 National League Cy Young Award was Rick Sutcliffe, of the Chicago Cubs.  He posted a record of 16–1 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.69 and 155 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1983 American League Cy Young Award was LaMarr Hoyt, of the Chicago White Sox.  He posted a record of 24–10 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.66 and 148 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1983 National League Cy Young Award was John Denny, of the Philadelphia Phillies.  He posted a record of 19–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.37 and 139 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1982 American League Cy Young Award was Pete Vuckovich, of the Milwaukee Brewers.  He posted a record of 18–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.34 and 105 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1982 National League Cy Young Award was Steve Carlton, of the Philadelphia Phillies.  He posted a record of 23–11 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.11 and 286 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1981 American League Cy Young Award was Rollie Fingers, of the Milwaukee Brewers.  He posted a record of 6–3 with 28 Saves, an ERA of 1.04 and 61 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1981 National League Cy Young Award was Fernando Valenzuela, of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He posted a record of 13–7 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.48 and 180 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1980 American League Cy Young Award was Steve Stone, of the Baltimore Orioles.  He posted a record of 25–7 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.23 and 149 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1980 National League Cy Young Award was Steve Carlton, of the Philadelphia Phillies.  He posted a record of 24–9 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.34 and 286 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1979 American League Cy Young Award was Mike Flanagan, of the Baltimore Orioles.  He posted a record of 23–9 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.08 and 190 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1979 National League Cy Young Award was Bruce Sutter, of the Chicago Cubs.  He posted a record of 6–6 with 37 Saves, an ERA of 2.22 and 110 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1978 American League Cy Young Award was Ron Guidry, of the New York Yankees.  He posted a record of 25–3 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.74 and 248 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1978 National League Cy Young Award was Gaylord Perry, of the San Diego Padres.  He posted a record of 21–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.73 and 154 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1977 American League Cy Young Award was Sparky Lyle, of the New York Yankees.  He posted a record of 13–5 with 26 Saves, an ERA of 2.17 and 68 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1977 National League Cy Young Award was Steve Carlton, of the Philadelphia Phillies.  He posted a record of 23–10 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.64 and 198 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1976 American League Cy Young Award was Jim Palmer, of the Baltimore Orioles.  He posted a record of 22–13 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.51 and 159 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1976 National League Cy Young Award was Randy Jones, of the San Diego Padres.  He posted a record of 22–14 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.74 and 93 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1975 American League Cy Young Award was Jim Palmer, of the Baltimore Orioles.  He posted a record of 23–11 with 1 Saves, an ERA of 2.09 and 193 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1975 National League Cy Young Award was Tom Seaver, of the New York Mets.  He posted a record of 22–9 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.38 and 243 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1974 American League Cy Young Award was Catfish Hunter, of the Oakland Athletics.  He posted a record of 25–12 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.49 and 143 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1974 National League Cy Young Award was Mike Marshall, of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He posted a record of 15–12 with 21 Saves, an ERA of 2.42 and 143 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1973 American League Cy Young Award was Jim Palmer, of the Baltimore Orioles.  He posted a record of 22–9 with 1 Saves, an ERA of 2.4 and 168 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1973 National League Cy Young Award was Tom Seaver, of the New York Mets.  He posted a record of 19–10 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.08 and 251 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1972 American League Cy Young Award was Gaylord Perry, of the Cleveland Indians.  He posted a record of 24–16 with 1 Saves, an ERA of 1.92 and 234 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1972 National League Cy Young Award was Steve Carlton, of the Philadelphia Phillies.  He posted a record of 27–10 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.98 and 310 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1971 American League Cy Young Award was Vida Blue, of the Oakland Athletics.  He posted a record of 24–8 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.82 and 301 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1971 National League Cy Young Award was Ferguson Jenkins, of the Chicago Cubs.  He posted a record of 24–13 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.77 and 263 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1970 American League Cy Young Award was Jim Perry, of the Minnesota Twins.  He posted a record of 24–12 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.04 and 168 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1970 National League Cy Young Award was Bob Gibson, of the St. Louis Cardinals.  He posted a record of 23–7 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.12 and 274 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1969 American League Cy Young Award was Mike Cuellar, of the Baltimore Orioles.  He posted a record of 23–11 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.38 and 182 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1969 American League Cy Young Award was Denny McLain, of the Detroit Tigers.  He posted a record of 24–9 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.8 and 181 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1969 National League Cy Young Award was Tom Seaver, of the New York Mets.  He posted a record of 25–7 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.21 and 208 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1968 American League Cy Young Award was Denny McLain, of the Detroit Tigers.  He posted a record of 31–6 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.96 and 280 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1968 National League Cy Young Award was Bob Gibson, of the St. Louis Cardinals.  He posted a record of 22–9 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.12 and 268 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1967 American League Cy Young Award was Jim Lonborg, of the Boston Red Sox.  He posted a record of 22–9 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.16 and 246 Strikeouts.

The Winner of the 1967 National League Cy Young Award was Mike McCormick, of the San Francisco Giants.  He posted a record of 22–10 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 2.85 and 150 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1966 Cy Young Award was Sandy Koufax, of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He posted a record of 27–9 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.73 and 317 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1965 Cy Young Award was Sandy Koufax, of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He posted a record of 26–8 with 2 Saves, an ERA of 2.04 and 382 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1964 Cy Young Award was Dean Chance, of the Los Angeles Angels.  He posted a record of 20–9 with 4 Saves, an ERA of 1.65 and 207 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1963 Cy Young Award was Sandy Koufax, of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He posted a record of 25–5 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 1.88 and 306 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1962 Cy Young Award was Don Drysdale, of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He posted a record of 25–9 with 1 Saves, an ERA of 2.84 and 232 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1961 Cy Young Award was Whitey Ford, of the New York Yankees.  He posted a record of 25–4 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.21 and 209 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1960 Cy Young Award was Vern Law, of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He posted a record of 20–9 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.08 and 120 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1959 Cy Young Award was Early Wynn, of the Chicago White Sox.  He posted a record of 22–10 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.17 and 179 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1958 Cy Young Award was Bob Turley, of the New York Yankees.  He posted a record of 21–7 with 1 Saves, an ERA of 2.97 and 168 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1957 Cy Young Award was Warren Spahn, of the Milwaukee Braves.  He posted a record of 21–11 with 3 Saves, an ERA of 2.69 and 111 Strikeouts.


The Winner of the 1956 Cy Young Award was Don Newcombe, of the Brooklyn Dodgers.  He posted a record of 27–7 with 0 Saves, an ERA of 3.06 and 139 Strikeouts.