Major League Baseball has just recently announced that Kansas City Royals phenom Zack Greinke is the winner of the 2009 American League Cy Young Award. Greinke won by a landside, ranking first on 25 of the 28 deciding ballots. He finished the season with 16 wins from his impressive 2.16 ERA. Other top candidates included Felix Hernandez, Justin Verlander, CC Sabathia and Roy Halladay.
The young 25 year old has already experienced his ups and down in the big leagues. He led the AL in losses in 2005 and quit baseball the following year for about two months while diagnosed with social anxiety disorder. He is now the most feared pitcher baseball, despite his team’s lack of victories. “Greinke deserved it. Before the season was over, I said my vote was for him,” said Hernandez. “This has taught me that I need to be perfect, I will prepare myself to be stronger next season. I will need a superb year because just a good one, it’s not enough.” 2010 MLB regular season tickets are now available!