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.
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