On November 12, 1986 — Roger Clemens (24-4, 2.48), joining Denny McLain (1968) who accomplish the feat in 1968, becomes only the second American League pitcher to unanimously win the Cy Young Award when he captures all 28 first-place votes cast by the writers. The Red Sox 24 year-old right-hander will also be named the circuit’s most valuable player.
On April 29, 1986, he fanned 20 Mariners in a 3-1 at Fenway Park, he had struck out eight straight batters, tying an AL record held jointly by Nolan Ryan and Ron Davis. Clemens also won his first 14 decisions and did not lose a game until July.
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