Catfish Hunter - 1974 - Took the award by going 25-12 with a 2.49 ERA - Catfish started 41 games that year with 23 of them complete pitching 318 - yes - 318 innings. Can you imagine someone having that season now?
Sandy Koufax - 1963 1965 1966 - Lets take a look at his lines
1963 - 25-5 1.88 306k
1965 - 26-8 2.04 382k
1966 - 27-9 1.73 317k
As a younger fan who knows a bit about the players - but I never really ever go back and look at their numbers so when I do - I really see the greatness - Is there anyone out there who actually got to watch Sandy pitch during these years? What was that experience like?
Vernon Law - 1960 - Vern led the Pirates to the pennant in 1960 with a 20-9 record over 271 2/3 innings and a 3.08 ERA - he only walked 40 batters - thats like Bob Tewksbury control.
Denny McLain - 1968 1969 - The back to back winner (who tied Mike Cuellar for the award in 1969) put together 2 magnificent seasons in a row.
1968 - 31-6 1.96 in 336 innings
1969 - 24-9 in 325 innings with 9 shutouts
Warren Spahn - 1957 - Spahn and Sain and pray for rain - The modern era leader in career wins for a lefty Warren went 21-11 with a 2.69 era to take the Cy Young in 1957. He has an all time record of 363-245 with a 3.09 ERA and 13 twenty win seasons
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