R.A. Dickey won the National League Cy Young on Wednesday, becoming the first knuckleballer to receive the honor.
Dickey, who went 20-6, received 27 of 32 first-place votes and 209 overall points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw finished second with two first-place votes and 96 points, followed by Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez, who received one first-place vote and 93 points.
David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays won the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday in one of the closest votes ever.
Price beat out 2011 winner Justin Verlander by only four points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Other than a 1969 tie between Mike Cuellar and Denny McLain, it was the tightest race in the history of the AL award.