Baseball has always been an interesting sport where mistakes are not bad and expectations are high. The old adage that in baseball he is destined to be in the Hall of Fame if he succeeds 3 out of 10. Unfortunately, MLB has made a huge mistake with several annual award typos. The Cy Young Awards for Sandy Alcantara and Justin Verlander read “Most Valuable Pitcher,” not “Most Valuable Pitcher.”
At least they found it before reaching Aaron Judge’s MVP award, which has the biggest spelling of “precious.” Verlander wouldn’t mind making a mistake as it’s his third AL Cy Young Award in his career. He has his second-best record in the majors, going into the playoffs against the Houston Astros where he finished with an 18-4 record. Verlander led the league in earned run average (1.75) and his WHIP (0.83), and had the 20th most strikeouts (185).
For Alcantara, this was his first NL Cy Young win. He was named an All-Star for the first time in his 2019 season, but was selected again in 2022. Alcantara is Miami He is one of the best players in the Marlins. In his 32 games pitched, he tallied his 14–9 record with his 2.28 ERA and 207 strikeouts. If he maintains his current trajectory, Alcantara should be able to keep adding to the awards shelf. Hopefully all spellings are correct.