A report on Cy Young Award and Greg Maddux

The 1971 Cy Young Award won by Ferguson Jenkins, on display in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Maddux in 2009
Cy Young, for whom the award is named
Maddux pitching for the Braves in 1994
Don Newcombe, the first winner
Robbie Ray, 2021 AL winner
Maddux pitching for the Cubs in 2006
Corbin Burnes, 2021 NL winner
With 7, Roger Clemens has the most Cy Young Awards.
Maddux pitching for the Padres
Randy Johnson, five-time winner
Maddux in the dugout in 2008

The first to achieve a number of feats and records, he was the first pitcher in major league history to win the Cy Young Award four consecutive years (1992–1995), matched by only one other pitcher, Randy Johnson.

- Greg Maddux

Steve Carlton in 1982 became the first pitcher to win more than three Cy Young Awards, while Greg Maddux in 1994 became the first to win at least three in a row (and received a fourth straight the following year), a feat later repeated by Randy Johnson.

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The 1971 Cy Young Award won by Ferguson Jenkins, on display in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

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Clemens with the Red Sox in 1986

Roger Clemens

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American former professional baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

Clemens with the Red Sox in 1986
Clemens pitches at Fenway Park, 1996
Clemens with Boston teammate Don Baylor and President Ronald Reagan
Clemens pitching for the Astros in 2004
Clemens pitching for the Astros in 2005.
Clemens with the Yankees in 2007
Clemens in 1990

An 11-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won seven Cy Young Awards during his career, more than any other pitcher in history.

His 1.87 ERA was the lowest in the major leagues, the lowest of his 22-season career, and the lowest by any National Leaguer since Greg Maddux in 1995.

Martínez on the field at Fenway Park in 2010

Pedro Martínez

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Dominican-American former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from to, for five teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox from to.

Dominican-American former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from to, for five teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox from to.

Martínez on the field at Fenway Park in 2010
Martínez in 2004
Derek Lowe (left) and Pedro Martínez at the Red Sox World Series Victory Parade in 2004.
Martínez pitching with the Mets
Martínez with the Mets
Martínez with Clearwater Threshers on July 26, 2009
Martínez pitching during his brief stint with the Phillies in 2009
Martínez speaking at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015

He won three Cy Young Awards (1997, 1999, 2000) and was runner-up twice (1998, 2002), posting a cumulative record of 118–36 (.766) with a 2.20 ERA, while leading his league in ERA five times and in winning percentage and strikeouts three times each.

Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Maddux and Curt Schilling had previously done likewise.

Spahn in 1952

Warren Spahn

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American professional baseball player.

American professional baseball player.

Spahn in 1952
Spahn (right) with Johnny Sain
Spahn in 1958.
A statue of Spahn was situated outside of Turner Field, and is now outside of Truist Park

Spahn won the 1957 Cy Young Award and was a three-time runner-up during the period when only one award was given for both leagues.

On June 11, 1950, Spahn and pitcher Bob Rush of the Cubs each stole a base against each other; no opposing pitchers again stole a base in the same game until May 3, 2004, when Jason Marquis and Greg Maddux repeated the feat.

Carlton in 1995

Steve Carlton

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American former professional baseball player.

American former professional baseball player.

Carlton in 1995
Carlton in 1983
Carlton (far left) with the Twins and Ronald Reagan at the White House

He played in Major League Baseball as a left-handed pitcher for six different teams from 1965 to 1988, most notably as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies with whom he won four Cy Young Awards as well as the 1980 World Series.

Carlton was the first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards, a mark later matched by Greg Maddux, and exceeded by Roger Clemens and Randy Johnson.