NEW YORK – Justin Verlander in 2011 was the last American League pitcher to win the Cy Young award and Most Valuable Player award.
Clayton Kershaw was the most recent pitcher in the majors to win both awards in 2014 in the National League.
Chris Sale might just be the next pitcher to pull of the prestigious feat.
Sale faces off against the Yankees on Sunday night in New York for his 24th start of the season and he has downright dominated his opponents this year.
With a 2.57 ERA and 229 strikeouts the lefty is in the midst of one of the best seasons of any pitcher over the last decade.
Sale leads the American League in ERA, strikeouts, wins (14), WHIP. (0.88), hits per nine innings (6.3), walks per nine innings (1.62), strikeouts per nine innings (12.78), innings pitched (161 1/3) and strikeout to walk ration (7.89).
“Great debate,” Red Sox manager John Farrell…