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Tue, 1971-10-26

On October 26, 1971, Vida Blue of the Oakland A’s wins the Cy Young balloting after winning 24 games with a 1.82 ERA, 8 shutouts and 301 strikeouts. Blue wins by a 98-85 margin over Mickey Lolich of the Detroit Tigers. Blue becomes the youngest pitcher to win the Cy Young Award.

In the National League, Ferguson Jenkins of the Chicago Cubs receives the honor.

 

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Chicago Cubs, Cy Young Award, Detroit Tigers, Fergie Jenkins, Mickey Lolich, Oakland Athletics, Vida Blue

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