Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey won the National League Cy Young award Wednesday night, finishing ahead of Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw.
Dickey, 38, received 27 of 32 first-place votes to place him easily ahead of Kershaw and Washington Nationals left-handed hurler Gio Gonzalez. In the American League, David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays won with one more vote than the Tigers' Justin Verlander, the 2011 winner.
Dickey is the first Cy Young winner to use a knuckleball as his main pitch. In the regular season he went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA during the regular season -- leading the NL in innings (233 and 2/3), strikeouts (230), complete games (5) and shutouts (3).
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