ON February 4, 1956 – Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick introduces the Cy Young Memorial Award in memory of the Hall of Fame hurler who died in 1955, honoring the outstanding major league pitcher of the year.. At first, there will be one award for both major leagues.

The first recipient will be Don Newcombe, who will post a 27-7 record along with an ERA of 3.06 for the Dodgers the following season.

 

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