On November 12, 1958 — New York Yankees pitcher Bob Turley, who had a record of 21-7, 19 complete games and a 2.97 ERA, is named the Cy Young Award winner. He also won 2 games in the World Series while capturing the World Series Most Valuable Player.

With only one award given for the two leagues, Turley gathers five votes to four for last year’s winner, the Milwaukee Braves’ Warren Spahn. Both Spahn and Turley went 2-1 in the World Series as Milwaukee rematched the Yankees in 1958.

Spahn will win 20+ games and finish second in Cy Young Award voting two more times, on his march towards Cooperstown. Turley after winning Game 7, will never win more than 10 games in a single season.

 

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference November 12
National Pastime November 12