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15 Cy Young winners

 

In advance of tomorrow's pitching matchup, I was thinking about Cy Young winners who pitched for the Tribe.  We all know that three Indians pitchers have won the award, but other Cy Young winners have hurled for the Tribe, either ante- or post-award (or both, in one case).

As I thought about it, the list kept going on.  And on.  Until it reached 11.  So as far as I can tell, fourteen Cy Young winners have pitched for the Indians.  Maybe I'm even missing somebody.

I thought we could do a group exercise and name the other eleven.  They are an interesting aggregation.  So how about one name per person until we identify them all.  Then I may pose a bonus question about a former Tribe farmhand.  

Then I'll delete the post so we don't have to look at it for two months.

(For whatever it's worth, I doubt any other team can match this number.  I can think of seven Dodgers who have won Cy Youngs, but they would still need seven more to reach fourteen, and all I get off the top of my head is Bob Welch.  So maybe the Indians are the cradle/graveyard of Cy Young winners.  Or something.)

Edit: As FredOx and emd2k3 posted below, Don Newcombe, the inaugural Cy Young winner, closed out his career with a brief stint in Cleveland in 1960.  So there are fifteen.

 

 

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