Thursday, November 19, 2009
Card # 9 Now Officially Belongs to...
Last week, I mentioned that Topps reserved six cards for the AL and NL award winners that were going to be announced this week. Now we know who gets card #9.
Congratulations to Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants for winning the National League Cy Young Award (for the second consecutive year). While he was considered one of the favorites to win the award, he had some stiff competition, especially with two St. Louis Cardinal teammates also vying for the award.
Card #9 will now be of Lincecum, the Giants' All-Star ace who started the ASG for the NL and also led the league with 261 K's to go with a 15-7 record and 2.48 ERA, (100 points, 11 first-place votes), who beat out a field that included Cardinals teammates Chris Carpenter (94, 9) and Adam Wainwright (90, 12 first-place votes), Javier Vasquez of the Braves (3), and Dan Haren of the Diamondbacks (1).
Let the debates continue. Did your guy win???