Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lidge 4th in Cy Young voting

San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has been named the 2008 National League Cy Young Award winner by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Lincecum placed first on 23 of the 32 ballots cast by two writers from each NL city to become just the second hurler in Giants history to win the award and the first since lefty Mike McCormick in 1967. Lincecum finished second on seven ballots and third on one, as he received 137 points based on the 5-3-1 tabulation system.

Arizona's Brandon Webb, the 2006 winner of this award, finished second for the second straight year with 73 points, placing first on four ballots, second on 15 and third on eight others. New York's Johan Santana received four first- place votes and was third with 55 points.

Rounding out the voting was Philly's Brad Lidge (10 points), Milwaukee's CC Sabathia (nine points), who received a first-place vote and Ryan Dempster (four points) of the Chicago Cubs.

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