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1. This pitcher was in his first season with the Phillies in 1972. He not only won the Cy Young Award with his 27-10 record, but threw for the Triple Crown also. The following season he went 13-20. Who is this pitcher?
2. This Baltimore Oriole won the 1973 Cy Young Award with his 22-9 record. He would not meet expectations in 1974 and went 7-12. Who is this Hall of Fame pitcher?
3. This American League Cy Young winner in 2005 went 21-8 for the Angels. In 2006 he dropped to 1-5, then went 6-8 in 2007. Who was this cursed Angel pitcher?
4. This Detroit Tiger pitcher shared the Cy Young Award in 1969. The Tiger went 24-9 with a 2.80 ERA. In 1970, he followed that up with a 3-5 season, then went 10-22 in 1971. Who was this that had the curse and fell into the abyss?
5. In 1985, this Kansas City Royal controlled the American League with his 20-6 record and won the AL Cy Young Award. In 1986, he fell off the mound and went 7-12 with a 4.15 ERA. He won the award again in 1989, then went 5-9 in the following season. Which pitcher was this?
6. From stardom to putz, this Oakland Athletics pitcher won the AL MVP and AL Cy Young Award in 1971 after going 24-8. He tried an encore, but took the 1972 season with a 6-10 record. Who is this pitcher?
7. This San Diego Padre pitcher bagged the NL Cy Young Award in 2007 by going 19-6, and also throwing a Triple Crown. His 2008 follow-up was less than stellar when he went 10-11. Which pitcher was this?
8. He was a great Minnesota Twins pitcher, until he won the Cy Young Award in 1988 for his 24-7 season. The following season he was 13-17, then 8-12 in 1990. Who was this pitcher that was cursed with the award?
9. The Boston Red Sox had a great 1967 season. They watched Carl Yastrzemski bat for the Triple Crown and win the AL MVP Award. They also had which pitcher who went 22-9, win the Cy Young Award then plummet to a 6-10 record in 1968?
10. This Brooklyn Dodger took the honors by winning the first-ever Cy Young Award presented in 1956. He had a 27-6 record and was the first African-American pitcher in the National League to win 20 games in a season. After the lights and glitter died down, he went 11-12 in 1957. Who was this pitcher?
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