Major League Baseball continues the MLB Awards season with the Cy Young Award winner; an award that is given solely to pitchers.  While voters may have struggled to make choices during this month’s national election, the Baseball Writer’s Association of America members had no difficulty in awarding the state of Ohio with no one but two Cy Young Awards.

In the National League, the Cincinnati Reds can finally say that they have a Cy Young winning pitcher when the BBWAA named Trevor Bauer the winner. 

Twenty seven of the BBWAA members who were eligible to vote for the Cy Young Award, cast their first place vote for Bauer; Yu Darvish received the other three first place votes.

Darvish finished second in the voting with Jacob deGrom coming in third.

With a season severely shortened, the teams only player 60 regular season games.  During his time on the mound, Bauer had a League leading Earned Run Average of just 1.73 – allowing less than two errorless runs per nine inning game.  He threw two complete games, threw 100 strikeouts, and had opposing batters hitting just .159.

When it came to the American League Cy Young winner, the BBWAA had no doubts about who they thought should win the award. 

With an unanimous vote, Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians is the 2020 Cy Young Award winner.

Bieber, the youngest Indian to ever win the award at 25, joins previous Cy Young Award winning Indians Corey Kluber, Cliff Lee, CC Sabathia, and Gaylord Perry.

With MLB topping stats, Bieber earned the Triple Crown Award for pitchers with eight wins, 122 strikeouts, and an ERA of just 1.63.  He threw at least eight strikeouts in every game starting appearance.