AL Cy Young

For the second straight year, the Cleveland Indians have themselves a Cy Young winner. CC Sabathia took last years honors, and Cliff Lee takes this years honors.

In 2007, Cliff Lee had a 6.29 ERA in just 97.1 innings of work. He was able to put the past behind him, turning it around and having a Cy Young type year.

Lee was 22-3 with an ERA of 2.54, which led the American League in 2008. He struck out 170 batters in 223.1 innings of work. He had a WHIP of 1.11

Lee finished with 132 points, 24 first place votes. Roy Halladay finished second, and the single season saves leader, Francisco Rodriguez, finished third.

Baseball Note:
Joe Maddon (AL) and Lou Piniella (NL) were named 2008 managers of the year.


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