Two is Better Than One
Max Scherzer, the Washington Nationals’ pitcher, won his second career Cy Young Award Wednesday. This makes him the sixth pitcher to win the award in both the National and American leagues and the first Nationals player to receive the award. He collected 25 out of the 30 first-place votes for this award. The Cy Young Award is given annually to the best National League pitcher and the best American League pitcher. Each award is voted on by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Scherzer found out about his award via videoconference from a boat off the coast of the Virgin Islands, where he was vacationing. "It's such an accomplishment," Scherzer said in an interview. "I mean, there's so many people to thank -- all my teammates, for going out and competing the whole season, for everything they did for me." Scherzer led the major league in strikeouts and led the National League in wins, innings and pitching WAR.
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