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The The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award was first given out by The Sporting News in 1944. The award is given annually to the pitcher in each league judged by TSN baseball experts as having had the most outstanding season. The award preceded the Cy Young Award by twelve years.

[edit] Award Winners

Year American League National League
Player Team Player Team
1944 Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers Bill Voiselle New York Giants
1945 Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers Hank Borowy Chicago Cubs
1946 None Awarded None Awarded
1947 None Awarded None Awarded
1948 Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians Johnny Sain Boston Braves
1949 Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox Howie Pollet St. Louis Cardinals
1950 Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians Jim Konstanty Philadelphia Phillies
1951 Bob Feller Cleveland Indians Preacher Roe Brooklyn Dodgers
1952 Bobby Shantz Philadelphia Athletics Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies
1953 Bob Porterfield Washington Senators Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves
1954 Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians Johnny Antonelli New York Giants
1955 Whitey Ford New York Yankees Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies
1956 Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox Don Newcombe Brooklyn Dodgers
1957 Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves
1958 Bob Turley New York Yankees Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves
1959 Early Wynn Chicago White Sox Toothpick Sam Jones San Francisco Giants
1960 Chuck Estrada Baltimore Orioles Vern Law Pittsburgh Pirates
1961 Whitey Ford New York Yankees Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves
1962 Dick Donovan Cleveland Indians Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers
1963 Whitey Ford New York Yankees Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers
1964 Dean Chance Los Angeles Angels Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers
1965 Mudcat Grant Minnesota Twins Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers
1966 Jim Kaat Minnesota Twins Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers
1967 Jim Lonborg Boston Red Sox Mike McCormick San Francisco Giants
1968 Denny McLain Detroit Tigers Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals
1969 Denny McLain Detroit Tigers Tom Seaver New York Mets
1970 Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals
1971 Vida Blue Oakland Athletics Ferguson Jenkins Chicago Cubs
1972 Wilbur Wood Chicago White Sox Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies
1973 Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles Ron Bryant San Francisco Giants
1974 Catfish Hunter Oakland Athletics Mike Marshall Los Angeles Dodgers
1975 Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles Tom Seaver New York Mets
1976 Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles Randy Jones Houston Astros
1977 Nolan Ryan California Angels Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies
1978 Ron Guidry New York Yankees Vida Blue San Francisco Giants
1979 Mike Flanagan Baltimore Orioles Joe Niekro Houston Astros
1980 Steve Stone Baltimore Orioles Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies
1981 Jack Morris Detroit Tigers Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers
1982 Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies
1983 LaMarr Hoyt Chicago White Sox John Denny Philadelphia Phillies
1984 Willie Hernández Detroit Tigers Rick Sutcliffe Chicago Cubs
1985 Bret Saberhagen Kansas City Royals Dwight Gooden New York Mets
1986 Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox Mike Scott Houston Astros
1987 Jimmy Key Toronto Blue Jays Rick Sutcliffe Chicago Cubs
1988 Frank Viola Minnesota Twins Orel Hershiser Los Angeles Dodgers
1989 Bret Saberhagen Kansas City Royals Mark Davis San Diego Padres
1990 Bob Welch Oakland Athletics Doug Drabek Pittsburgh Pirates
1991 Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves
1992 Dennis Eckersley Oakland Athletics Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves
1993 Jack McDowell Chicago White Sox Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves
1994 Jimmy Key New York Yankees Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves
1995 Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves
1996 Pat Hentgen Toronto Blue Jays John Smoltz Atlanta Braves
1997 Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays Pedro Martínez Montreal Expos
1998 Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Brown San Diego Padres
1999 Pedro Martínez Boston Red Sox Mike Hampton Houston Astros
2000 Pedro Martínez Boston Red Sox Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves
2001 Roger Clemens New York Yankees Curt Schilling Arizona Diamondbacks
2002 Barry Zito Oakland Athletics Curt Schilling Arizona Diamondbacks
2003 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Eric Gagné Los Angeles Dodgers
2004 Johan Santana Minnesota Twins Jason Schmidt San Francisco Giants
2005 Bartolo Colón Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals
2006 Johan Santana Minnesota Twins Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals
2007 C.C. Sabathia Cleveland Indians Jake Peavy San Diego Padres
2008 Cliff Lee Cleveland Indians Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants
2009 Zach Greinke Kansas City Royals Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants
2010 Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies
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