The New York Yankees are the most historic franchise in Major League Baseball, but believe it or not, their players haven’t won many awards in recent memory. Could that change this year?
The New York Yankees are known for their excellence, whether it be star players such as Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe Dimaggio, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, or their dozens of other fantastic players. However, even though they still have some amazing players now, they have failed to win many awards in recent memory.
Every year there are awards for the American League and National League for Most Valuable Player, Cy Young (best pitcher), Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year. This is great and all and I’m sure you would all expect the Yankees to get one of these every couple of years, but that is not actually the case.
The Yankees most recent MVP was in 2007 when Alex Rodriguez won his second in three years, their most recent Cy Young was in 2001 when Roger Clemens won it, their most recent Rookie of the Year was only a couple seasons ago when Aaron Judge won it in 2017, and their most recent Manager of the Year was all the way back in 1998 when Joe Torre won it.
This might seem surprising to you that the Yankees have had so many amazing players and seasons and they have failed to win awards, but it’s true.
However, 2020 could be the year to change that, even if it is in a shortened 60-game season. The Yankees are off to a great start with many of their players getting off to a hot start as well. Not only that, but they have one of the best pitchers in the MLB who might be able to break the Cy Young drought as well.
So with that being said, let’s take a look at who might be able to win each award for the Yankees this season, or maybe in a season down the line.