From 1956 to 1966 there was no difference in AL and NL Cy Young Awards, only one pitcher would win in those years. Future Hall of Famer Warren Spahn on the Milwaukee Braves won the Cy Young Award of 1957. He was 21-11 with 3 saves, an ERA of 2.69 and 111 strikeouts. He was the first left-handed pitcher to win the award.
C.C. Sabathia of the Cleveland Indians won the 2007 Cy Young Award.
In 1971, Vida Blue of the Oakland Athletics won the AL Cy Young award with a record of 24 - 8 and an ERA of 1.82.
In 1970, Jim Perry of the Minnesota Twins won the AL Cy Young award with a record of 24 - 12 and an ERA of 3.04.
This was the first year that the AL gave out its own Cy Young Award. Jim Lonborg won easily over Joel Horlen.