American League Cy Young Award

Posted May 2, 2011
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    Justin Verlander

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  2. Barry Zito
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    Barry Zito

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  3. Roger Clemens
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    Roger Clemens

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  4. Randy Johnson
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  5. Dennis Eckersley
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    Dennis Eckersley

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  8. Max Scherzer
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  9. David Cone
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  10. Jim Palmer
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  11. Ron Guidry
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  12. Felix Hernandez
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  14. Bret Saberhagen
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  15. Vida Blue
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  16. Johan Santana
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  17. Frank Viola
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    Frank Viola

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  18. Gaylord Perry
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    Gaylord Perry

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    Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He pitched from 1962 to 1983 for eight different teams. During a 22-year baseball career, Perry compiled 314 wins, 3,534 strikeouts, and a 3.11 earned run average. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.


  19. Steve Stone
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  20. Roy Halladay
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  21. Bob Welch
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  22. Bartolo Colon
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  23. Catfish Hunter
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  24. David Price
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  25. Mike Cuellar
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    Mike Cuellar

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