Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Colon wins AL Cy Young Award

Bartolo Colon became the first Angels pitcher in 41 years to take home the American League Cy Young Award in a surprisingly one-sided vote.

Colon, who led the league with 21 wins, was listed first on 17 ballots and second on the other 11 for 118 points in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He was the only pitcher named on every ballot, easily beating out New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera, who received 68 points.

Rivera got eight first-place votes, while 2004 winner Johan Santana of the Minnesota Twins received three and finished third.

Dean Chance was the only other Cy Young Award winner in the Angels' 45-season history, winning in 1964.