On November 10, 2005 — Chris Carpenter (21-5, 2.83) is elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America as the National League’s Cy Young Award winner. The Cardinal right-hander, who has been sidelined with injuries during the past two seasons, outpoints Marlins southpaw Dontrelle Willis (22-10, 2.63), becoming the first Cardinal to win the honor since Bob Gibson was selected in 1970.

The Cardinals’ ace receives 19 of 32 first-place votes from the BBWAA and finishes with 132 points, 20 more than Willis, who garners 11 first-place votes. Roger Clemens of the Houston Astros, the only other pitcher named on every ballot, is a distant third with two first-place votes and 40 points.

 

 

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