Finally! After five second place finishes, a Cincinnati Red pitcher has won the Cy Young Award! Trevor Bauer was announced earlier this week as the 2020 NL recipient of the prestigious award!
With a 5-4 record in the Covid-shortened season, Bauer led the National League in ERA (1.73) and WHIP (0.79), and his 100 strikeouts were just four off Yu Darvish's NL-leading total.
|2020 Topps card #CIN-8.|
The five Cy Young second place finishers were previously discussed here.
|1981 Donruss card #425.|
In the strike-shortened 1981 season, the then future Hall of Famer had a 14-2 won-loss record (.875%) and a 2.54 ERA finishing second to Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the CYA.
|1983 Donruss card #248.|
In 1983, with a 17-13 W-L record and a 2.70 ERA, Soto finished second to the Philadelphia Phillies’ John Denny.
|1988 Topps card #55T.|
In 1988, with a 23-8 W-L record and a 2.73 ERA, Jackson finished second to Orel Hershiser of the Dodgers and his 59 consecutive scoreless innings pitched record season.
|1996 Topps card #112.|
In 1995, with an 18-7 W-L record and a 3.22 ERA, Pete Schourek finished second to Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves.
|2013 Topps card #196.|
In 2014, with a 20-9 W-L record and a 2.25 ERA, Cueto finished second to Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers. (sheesh - another Dodger!)
|1982 Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame card #47.|
Noodles Hahn had a 127-92 record in 7 seasons with the Reds starting in 1899. "Noodles" - hahaha!
|1988 Pacific card #90.|
Luque was 154-152 in his 12 years with the Reds starting in 1918. His best season was 1923 when he went 27-8 with a 1.93 ERA.
|1978 Grand Slam card #192.|
Donohue had a 127-110 record in 10 seasons with the Reds starting in 1921. His best season was 1962 when he went 23-5 with a 2.81 ERA.
|1961 Fleer card #20.|
Starting in 1933, the 6 time All-Star had a 161-150 won loss record in 10 seasons with the Reds. His best season was 1939 when he went 25-7 with a 2.93 ERA.
|1958 Topps card #311.|
Starting with the Reds in 1958, the 5 time All-Star had a 103-76 won loss record in his 7 seasons with the Reds. Purkey's best season with the Reds was 1962 when the knuckleballer went 23-5 with a 2.81 ERA.
|1965 Topps card #174.|
In six seasons with the Reds starting in 1961, Jay had a 75-63 W-L record.
|1961 Topps card #436.|
Starting in 1960, Maloney had a 134-81 won-loss record in 11 seasons with the Reds. His best season was 1963 when he went 23-7 with a 2.77 ERA.
|1970 Kellogg's card #53 of 79.|
Starting in 1967, Gary Nolan had a 110-70 won-loss record in 10 seasons with the Reds. His best season was 1970 when he went 18-7 with a 3.27 ERA.
|1975 Hostess card #107. Hoho's have always been my favorite Hostess product.|
Starting in 1970, Don Gullett had a 91-44 won-loss record in 7 seasons with the Reds. His .674 W-L percentage is the best in Reds history.
|1989 Score card #658.|
Starting in 1981, Tom Browning had a 123-88 won-loss record in 11 seasons with the Reds. Browning, a Malone, NY and LeMoyne College product, is one of only 23 pitchers in MLB history to throw a perfect game.