For the first time since 1982, the best pitcher in the league is in Milwaukee.
Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that Brewers ace Corbin Burnes was named the National League Cy Young Award winner. Burnes led all pitchers in a wide variety of stats, including ERA (2.43), WAR (7.5), strikeouts per nine innings (12.6), strikeout rate (35.6%), ERA+ (176), and fielding independent pitching (1.63). He was also a part of a combined no-hitter on September 11th and set a MLB record for most strikeouts to start a season at 58.
He joins Pete Vuckovich (1982) and Rollie Fingers (1981) as the only Brewers pitchers to capture Cy Young award honors.