Kansas City Royals' ace pitcher Zack Greinke was deservedly awarded the 2009 American League Cy Young Award Tuesday afternoon. á Greinke, 26, who received 25 first-place votes and three seconds for 134 points, went 16-8 and he posted a 2.16 ERA for the putrid Royals (65-97). á GreinkeÆs sterling earned run average was the lowest mark in the American League since Pedro Martinez recorded a minuscule 1.74 ERA in 2000. á The Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez finished second in the balloting with 80 overall points. á The fact that Greinke won the most coveted pitching accolade in Major League Baseball is astounding when one considers the obstacles that the native of Orlando has had to overcome as a young adult. á Greinke, the Royals sixth overall pick in the 2002 amateur draft, led the A ...
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