On this date in 1997, Pedro Martinez of the Expos wins the NL Cy Young Award after posting a 17-8 record, 305 strikeouts, a 1.90 ERA and 13 complete games.
"What really catches your eye is how small he is. You go up against Roger Clemens, even if you've never seen him before, and you say, 'This guy looks overpowering.' You wouldn't say that with Pedro Martinez." - Mark Lemke
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