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Baseball Writers' Association of America National League Cy Young Award: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Here are the voting results of the 2014 National League Cy Young Award. Ballots from two writers in each league city prior to postseason play are tabulated on a system that rewards seven points for first place, four points for second place, three points for third place, two votes for fourth place and one point for fifth place.

Kershaw was the 14th pitcher to win by a unanimous vote in the NL. The others: Sandy Koufax three times, Greg Maddux twice and once apiece by Randy Johnson, Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, Rick Sutcliffe, Dwight Gooden, Orel Hershiser, Jake Peavy and Roy Halladay. There has been a unanimous winner in the American League nine times: Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez and Johan Santana twice each; Denny McLain, Ron Guidry and Justin Verlander once apiece.

Here are the voting results of the 2014 National League Cy Young Award. Ballots from two writers in each league city prior to postseason play are tabulated on a system that rewards seven points for first place, four points for second place, three points for third place, two votes for fourth place and one point for fifth place.

Kershaw was the 14th pitcher to win by a unanimous vote in the NL. The others: Sandy Koufax three times, Greg Maddux twice and once apiece by Randy Johnson, Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, Rick Sutcliffe, Dwight Gooden, Orel Hershiser, Jake Peavy and Roy Halladay. There has been a unanimous winner in the American League nine times: Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez and Johan Santana twice each; Denny McLain, Ron Guidry and Justin Verlander once apiece.

Kershaw was the fifth NL pitcher to win the award in consecutive seasons. Maddux and Johnson each won four years in a row. The other back-to-back winners were Koufax and Tim Lincecum. Successive victories have occurred five times in the AL: twice by Clemens and once each by McLain, Martinez and Jim Palmer.

Kershaw's third Cy Young Award tied the Dodgers' franchise record of Koufax and marked the ninth time a pitcher has won the award at least that often. Clemens holds the record with seven (six in the AL and one in the NL). Johnson won five times (four in the NL and once in the AL) and Maddux and Carlton four times each (all in the NL). Other three-time winners in addition to Koufax were Martinez (two in the AL and one in the NL), Palmer (all in the AL) and Tom Seaver (all in the NL).

This election marked the 12th time a Dodgers pitcher won the award. In addition to Kershaw and Koufax, Dodgers winners were Don Newcombe, Don Drysdale, Mike Marshall, Fernando Valenzuela, Orel Hershiser and Eric Gagne. No other club has won the award more than seven times.

Kershaw, Cueto and Wainwright were the only pitchers named to every ballot.

The Reds have never had a Cy Young Award winner. Cueto was the fifth Cincinnati pitcher to finish second. Other Reds pitchers who were runners-up were Pete Schourek in 1995, Danny Jackson in 1988, Mario Soto in 1983 and Tom Seaver in 1981.

Previous winners (* - Unanimous):

2013 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers; 2012 R.A. Rickey, New York Mets; 2011 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers; 2010 *Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies; 2009 Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants; 2008 Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants; 2007 *Jake Peavy, San Diego Padres; 2006 Brandon Webb, Arizona Diamondbacks; 2005 Chris Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals; 2004 Roger Clemens, Houston Astros; 2003 Eric Gagne, Los Angeles Dodgers; 2002 *Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks; 2001 Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks; 2000 Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks; 1999 Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks 1998 Tom Glavine, Atlanta Braves; 1997 Pedro Martinez, Montreal Expos; 1996 John Smoltz, Atlanta Braves; 1995 *Greg Maddux, Atlanta Braves; 1994 *Greg Maddux, Atlanta Braves; 1993 Greg Maddux, Atlanta Braves; 1992 Greg Maddux, Chicago Cubs; 1991 Tom Glavine, Atlanta Braves; 1990 Doug Drabek, Pittsburgh Pirates; 1989 Mark Davis, San Diego Padres; 1988 *Orel Hershiser, Los Angeles Dodgers; 1987 Steve Bedrosian, Philadelphia Phillies; 1986 Mike Scott, Houston Astros; 1985 *Dwight Gooden, New York Mets; 1984 *Rick Sutcliffe, Chicago Cubs; 1983 John Denny, Philadelphia Phillies; 1982 Steve Carlton, Philadelphia Phillies; 1981 Fernando Valenzuela, Los Angeles Dodgers; 1980 Steve Carlton, Philadelphia Phillies; 1979 Bruce Sutter, Chicago Cubs; 1978 Gaylord Perry, San Diego Padres; 1977 Steve Carlton, Philadelphia Phillies; 1976 Randy Jones, San Diego Padres; 1975 Tom Seaver, New York Mets; 1974 Mike Marshall, Los Angeles Dodgers; 1973 Tom Seaver, New York Mets; 1972 *Steve Carlton, Philadelphia Phillies; 1971 Ferguson Jenkins, Chicago Cubs; 1970 Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals; 1969 Tom Seaver, New York Mets; 1968 *Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals; 1967 Mike McCormick, San Francisco Giants; 1966 *Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers; 1965 *Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers; 1963 *Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers; 1962 Don Drysdale, Los Angeles Dodgers; 1960 Vernon Law, Pittsburgh Pirates; 1957 Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves; 1956 Don Newcombe, Brooklyn Dodgers.

Note: One award given from 1956-66; AL pitchers won in 1958-59, '61 and '64.