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44 Persons awarded the Cy Young Award:

About:
The best pitchers in Major League Baseball, one each for the American League and the National League

Barry Zito

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Barry William Zito
Birth Date:
Age today:
38, 15 days before his 39th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Cy Young Award 2002.
Hutch Award 2012.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 2012.

Bob Gibson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gibson
Nickname(s):
Hoot
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:from 1959-1975.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1981.
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.
Cy Young Award 1968.
Cy Young Award 1970.
Babe Ruth Award 1964.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6352 Delmar Boulevard.

Bob Welch (baseball)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lynn Welch
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Cy Young Award 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Bret Saberhagen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bret William Saberhagen
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Pro baseball teams:Cy Young Award 1985.
Cy Young Award 1989.
Babe Ruth Award 1985.

Bruce Sutter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Bruce Sutter
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Relief pitcher. First or early user of the split-finger fastball.
Teams:Babe Ruth Award 1982.
Cy Young Award 1979.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2006.
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010.

C.C. Sabathia

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carsten Charles Sabathia Jr.
Also Known As:
CC Sabatia
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Cy Young Award 2007.

Catfish Hunter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Augustus Hunter
Nickname(s):
Catfish
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died following a fall down the stairs at his home. Suffered from ALS.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1987.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1974.
Cy Young Award 1974.

Dean Chance

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wilmer Dean Chance
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Cy Young Award 1964.

Denny McLain

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Dale McLain
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
Cy Young Award 1968.
Cy Young Award 1969.

Don Drysdale

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Scott Drysdale
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56, 20 days before his 57th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Ann Meyers, until he died.
Older than Ann Meyers by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1984.
Cy Young Award 1962.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Don Newcombe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Newcombe
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher Team:in the Negro Leagues.
Teams:- the latter in Japan.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
Cy Young Award 1956.

Dwight Gooden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dwight Eugene Gooden
Nickname(s):
Doc
Dr. K
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:New York Mets Hall of Fame 2010.
Cy Young Award 1985.

Early Wynn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Early Wynn Jr.
Nickname(s):
Gus
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Baseball teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1971.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Cy Young Award 1959.

Ferguson Jenkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ferguson Arthur Jenkins Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:The first Canadian to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame 1991.
Canada's Walk of Fame 2001.
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 1987.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Texas Rangers Hall of Fame 2004.
Cy Young Award 1971.

Fernando Valenzuela

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fernando Valenzuela Anguamea
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mexican left-handed pitcher for team:Age is questioned by some.
Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 2003.
Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame 2013.
Cy Young Award 1981.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Félix Hernández

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Félix Abraham Hernández García
Also Known As:
Felix Hernandez
Nickname(s):
King Felix
Birth Date:
Age today:
31, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Team:Cy Young Award 2010.

Frank Viola

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank John Viola Jr.
Nickname(s):
Sweet Music
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Babe Ruth Award 1987.
Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Twins Hall of Fame 2005.
Cy Young Award 1988.

Gaylord Perry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gaylord Jackson Perry
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Jim Perry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1991.
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Cy Young Award 1972.
Cy Young Award 1978.

Greg Maddux

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Alan Maddux
Nickname(s):
Mad Dog
The Professor
Birth Date:
Age today:
51, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Braves Hall of Fame 2009.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2014.
Cy Young Award 1992.
Cy Young Award 1993.
Cy Young Award 1994.
Cy Young Award 1995.
Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Jim Lonborg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Reynold Lonborg
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 2002.
Cy Young Award 1967.

Jim Palmer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Alvin Palmer
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
19 years with team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1990.
Cy Young Award 1973.
Cy Young Award 1975.
Cy Young Award 1976.
Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 1986.

Jim Perry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Evan Perry Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Gaylord Perry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Twins Hall of Fame 2010.
Twins Hall of Fame 2011.
Cy Young Award 1970.

John Smoltz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Andrew Smoltz
Nickname(s):
Smoltzie
Marmaduke
Birth Date:
Age today:
49, 17 days before his 50th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Minor league teams:Teams:Branch Rickey Award 2007.
Braves Hall of Fame 2012.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 2005.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2015.
Roberto Clemente Award 2005.
Cy Young Award 1996.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2012.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Mike McCormick

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Francis McCormick
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Cy Young Award 1967.

Orel Hershiser

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Orel Leonard Quinton Hershiser IV
Nickname(s):
the Bulldog
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher - team:Cy Young Award 1988.
Babe Ruth Award 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Pedro Martínez

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Pedro Jaime Martínez
Also Known As:
Pedro Martinez
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Became a U.S. citizen in the spring of 2014.
Cy Young Award 1997.
Cy Young Award 1999.
Cy Young Award 2000.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Pete Vuckovich

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Dennis Vuckovich
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Movie:Teams:Clarion University Sports Hall of Fame.
Cy Young Award 1982.

R.A. Dickey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allen Dickey
Also Known As:
R A Dickey
RA Dickey
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Branch Rickey Award winner in 2012. Pitcher. Known for pitching the knuckleball. Olympics in 1996.
Teams:plus some minor league assignments 2012.
Cy Young Award 2012.
Branch Rickey Award 2012.

Randy Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Randall David Johnson
Nickname(s):
The Big Unit
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 10". Pitcher.
Teams:Mariners Hall of Fame 2012.
Cy Young Award 1995.
Cy Young Award 1999.
Cy Young Award 2000.
Cy Young Award 2001.
Cy Young Award 2002.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2015.
Babe Ruth Award 2001.

Randy Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Randall Leo Jones
Nickname(s):
Junkman
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:San Diego Padres Hall of Fame 1999.
Cy Young Award 1976.
Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1985.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 1996.

Rick Sutcliffe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lee Sutcliffe
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Color commentator. Pitcher.
Teams:Cy Young Award 1984.
Roberto Clemente Award 1987.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1987.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Roger Clemens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Roger Clemens
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Accused of steroid use. Tried for perjury, found not guilty.
Cy Young Award 1986.
Cy Young Award 1987.
Cy Young Award 1991.
Cy Young Award 1997.
Cy Young Award 1998.
Cy Young Award 2001.
Cy Young Award 2004.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Rollie Fingers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roland Glen Fingers
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1992.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
San Diego Hall of Champions 2000.
Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2001.
Cy Young Award 1981.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 2000.

Ron Guidry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Ames Guidry
Nickname(s):
Louisiana Lightning
Gator
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2003.
Cy Young Award 1978.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
Roberto Clemente Award 1984.

Sandy Koufax

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sanford Braun
Also Known As:
Sanford Braun Koufax
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Anne Widmark by 9 or 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher with team:Took last name of stepfather as a small child.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972.
Cy Young Award 1963.
Cy Young Award 1965.
Cy Young Award 1966.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Babe Ruth Award 1963.
Babe Ruth Award 1965.
Hutch Award 1966.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Sparky Lyle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Walter Lyle
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Relief pitcher, team:Known as a practical joker.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1989.
Cy Young Award 1977.

Steve Carlton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steve Norman Carlton
Nickname(s):
Lefty
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1989.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1994.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Cy Young Award 1972.
Cy Young Award 1977.
Cy Young Award 1980.
Cy Young Award 1982.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1989.

Tom Glavine

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Michael Glavine
Birth Date:
Age today:
51, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Babe Ruth Award 1995.
Braves Hall of Fame 2010.
Cy Young Award 1991.
Cy Young Award 1998.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2014.

Tom Seaver

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Thomas Seaver
Nickname(s):
The Franchise
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

3 time winner.
Pitcher team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1992.
USC Athletic Hall of Fame 1995.
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 2006.
New York Mets Hall of Fame 1988.
Cy Young Award 1969.
Cy Young Award 1973.
Cy Young Award 1975.

Vern Law

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Sanders Law
Nickname(s):
Deacon
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Picher.
Team:Cy Young Award 1960.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1965.

Vida Blue

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vida Rochelle Blue Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1990. San Francisco Giants 2008.
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011.
Cy Young Award 1971.

Warren Spahn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Warren Spahn
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Braves Hall of Fame 1999.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1973.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1973.
Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2007.
Cy Young Award 1957.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1993.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1961.

Whitey Ford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Charles Ford
Nickname(s):
Whitey
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Team:1950, 1953-67. Led them to 11 Pennant wins and 6 World Series Championships. During his career, led them in these categories: games pitched, innings pitched, wins, strikeouts and shutouts.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1986.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1974.
Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1987.
Cy Young Award 1961.
Babe Ruth Award 1961.

Willie Hernández

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Guillermo Hernández Villanueva
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Cy Young Award 1984.
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