On November 4, 1980 — Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton wins his 3rd NL Cy Young Award, beating runner-up Jerry Reuss, 118-55 points. In ’80, Lefty had a 2.34 ERA and led the league in wins (24-9), strikeouts (286), and IP (304 – the last MLB pitcher to throw over 300 innings). Carlton joins Sandy Koufax, Tom Seaver, and Jim Palmer as the only pitchers in MLB history with 3 Cy Young Awards.

 


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