Today in Tribe History: November 13, 2007

Cleveland starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia is selected as the winner of the American League Cy Young Award, edging out Boston’s Josh Beckett. His 19-7 record, 3.21 ERA, and 309 strikeouts in 241 innings pitched in 34 starts were all among the AL league leaders.

Sabathia becomes just the second Indians pitcher in club history to be recognized as the league’s top pitcher, joining Gaylord Perry, who won the award in 1972. Sabathia received 119 votes to Beckett’s 86, including 19 of the 28 first place votes.

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