Trivia Friday – Fewest Wins By Cy Young Award Winner
So far this season, Jacob deGrom has been the best pitcher in the National League going e’s 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA, 0.994 WHIP, and an 11.9 K/9. He leads the league in ERA, WAR (for pitchers), ERA+, and adjusted pitching runs. He’s second in FIP. Should this all continues, and given deGrom’s greatness, he can, we may very well find deGrom winning a Cy Young Award.
That may prove difficult with the absurdly low run support he is receiving. Despite his being 4-0, the Mets are just 5-5 in games he has started with the bullpen blowing multiple great starts of his. At the moment, he is on pace for around 12-13 wins, which would be a low total for a Cy Young winner.
However, it wouldn’t be the lowest. Not by any means. Can you name the pitchers with the fewest wins who have won the Cy Young Award? Good luck!
Eric Gagne Mark Davis Steve Bedrosian Bruce Sutter Rollie Fingers Dennis Eckersley Willie Hernandez Felix Hernandez Sparky Lyle Fernando Valenzuela Mike Marshall Tim Lincecum David Cone Greg Maddux Brandon Webb Zack Greinke Clayton Kershaw Max Scherzer