Price barely beat out 2011 winner Justin Verlander for the American League prize in one of the closest votes ever. Dickey was an easy choice for the NL honour in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
The 38-year-old Dickey became the first knuckleball pitcher to win the Cy Young Award, an achievement mentors such as Hall of Famer Phil Niekro are quite proud of.
BUSTED: San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended 50 games Wednesday following a positive test for testosterone, putting an abrupt end to what had been a remarkable regular season and throwing the Giants’ playoff hopes into doubt
For pure sense of the moment, you cannot really beat Roy Halladay’s first playoff start: He threw a no-hitter in Game 1 of National League Divisional Series, beating the Cincinnati Reds. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Say cheese! New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner jumps to catch a home run by Toronto’s Adam Lind. In today’s National Post, columnist Bruce Arthur explains why Jose Bautista won’t win the MVP award. Mike Cassese/Reuters
What she said Former Toronto Blue Jays infielder John MacDonald may be sad to go, but at least he didn’t find out about the trade during an earthquake, like new addition Kelly Johnson. Mike Cassese/Reuters