On November 13, 2007 — CC Sabathia wins the 2007 American League Cy Young Award, beating out Josh Beckett. Sabathia is the first African-American Cy Young Award winner since Dwight Gooden in 1985 and the first African-American winner in the American League since Vida Blue in 1971.

 


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Baseball Reference November 13
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