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MINNESOTA TWINS JOHAN SANTANA WINS AMERICAN LEAGUE CY YOUNG AWARD
Minnesota Twins pitcher Johan Santata has won the American League Cy Young award, it was announced November 11, 2004. Santana helped the Twins win their third consecutive division title by posting a 20-6 record, leading the AL with a 2.61 ERA and 265 strikeouts. Santana received all 28 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America, making him the first unanimous Cy Young winner in the AL since Bostons' Pedro Martinez in 2000. (UPI Photo/bg/MLB Photos)
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Denton True "Cy" Young (March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his 22-year baseball career, he pitched from 1890-1911 for five different teams. Young was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. One year after Young's death, the Cy Young Award was created to honor the previous season's best pitcher.

Young established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for a century. Young compiled 511 wins, 94 ahead of Walter Johnson, who is second on the list of most wins in Major League history.

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