Gerrit Cole's First AL Cy Young:

After multiple near misses, Gerrit Cole secures his first American League Cy Young Award, winning unanimously based on a season of consistent excellence with the New York Yankees.

Despite a challenging start, Blake Snell claims the National League Cy Young honors, joining the elite group of pitchers who have won the award in both leagues.

Cole finishes the season with a remarkable record, allowing no more than two runs in 26 of his 33 starts, leading the AL in ERA and innings.

Cole received all 30 first-place votes, marking a standout performance recognized by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Snell turns his season around after a rough start, finishing with a 14-9 record and leading the majors with a 2.25 ERA for the San Diego Padres.

Snell joins a prestigious list of pitchers, including Gaylord Perry, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Clemens, Roy Halladay, and Max Scherzer, to win the Cy Young in both leagues.

Snell reflects on his journey, expressing how the second Cy Young feels more special, appreciating the magic of a season that came together despite initial challenges.

a free agent after the World Series, rejects the Padres' qualifying offer to explore a more lucrative contract, expressing excitement about the prospect of free agency.