Finally some good news for Mariners fans! Felix Hernandez, the Seattle Mariners ace won the AL Cy Young Award on Thursday with the lowest win total in a non-strike year He is the second Mariner to win the award for the league’s best pitcher. Randy Johnson won it in 1995
His major league-leading 2.27 ERA and superior stats made him an easy choice over David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays and CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees and their impressive win-loss numbers.
While celebrating with his family in Venezuela, a teary-eyed Hernandez said : “This confirms the Cy Young is an award not only for the pitcher with the most wins but the most dominant.”
“We are all proud of Felix for achieving this tremendous honor,” Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said in a new release. “He is the ultimate competitor and a great teammate, I know I speak for our entire organization, our fans and the entire Northwest when I say that this is honor that is well deserved.”
I bet Dave Niehaus is smiling in heaven!