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Halladay Wins Cy Young

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Roy Halladay is the unanimous 2010 National League Cy Young Award winner.

There were 32 votes cast (two votes in each NL city), and Halladay received all 32 first-place votes. He is the 13th unanimous NL winner, receiving a perfect 224 points (seven points for first place, four for second, three for third, two for fourth and one for fifth). The BBWAA expanded the Cy Young Award ballot from three to five pitchers this year.

Halladay is the fifth pitcher in baseball history to win Cy Young awards in both leagues, joining Gaylord Perry, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens. Halladay previously won the 2003 American League Cy Young with the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Halladay for Cy Young?

Thumbnail image for halladay 0529 2010.jpgRoy Halladay threw seven scoreless innings last night in a 1-0 victory over the Nationals.

(Sure, the Phillies save all their runs for Halladay, but not Cole Hamels.)

Where does Halladay stack up in the National League Cy Young race? He is 16-8 with a 2.16 ERA. He ranks third in the league in wins and ERA. He ranks first in shutouts (three), complete games (eight), innings (200), strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.20) and perfect games (one).

Other top NL Cy Young candidates include:

  • Ubaldo Jimenez: 17-3, 2.59 ERA
  • Adam Wainwright: 17-7, 2.06 ERA
  • Josh Johnson: 11-5, 2.27 ERA
  • Tim Hudson: 14-5, 2.15 ERA

It’s a tough call. If Halladay had better run support he already would have more than 20 wins — although I’m not a believer that win-loss record indicates how strong a pitcher is. (Case in point: Hamels, who is 7-10). But the entire group I listed is pretty tightly packed, which means the next six weeks could determine it.

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