Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians won the Cy-Young trophy, awarded to top pitcher, in the American League on Wednesday. Toronto Blue Jays color-bearer Hyun Jin Ryu was also named.
Bieber received unanimous support from 30 journalists from the Baseball Columnists Association of America who could speak. He posted the best earned run average in baseball, at 1.63, and topped all gunners on the tour with 122 strikeouts. His eight wins (8-1) are also a peak.
It thus became only the 13e pitcher in major league history to win the triple crown and the first since Johan Santana in 2006.
“It means the world to me,” he said after the announcement, on MLB Network. To join this group and be on the same roster as all these players … It’s really special. I have a lot of people to thank. Most of them are in this room with me, my family, my friends and my agents. They made it all possible. ”
Jin Ryu meanwhile kept a 5-2 record and an average of 2.69 in 12 games. It was his first year with the Canadian roster after playing the first six campaigns of his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kenta Maeda of the Minnesota Twins was the other candidate.