Former MLB All-Star Pitcher and Cy Young Winner
Career Highlights: Three-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young winner Bret Saberhagen had an illustrious 16-year pitching career. In just his second year in the major leagues with Kansas City, the 21-year-old known as “Sabes” established himself, going 20-6 with a 2.87 ERA and winning his first of two Cy Young Awards. In that 1985 season, Saberhagen led the Royals to a World Series title over St. Louis and was named MVP of the Series after hurling two complete-game victories, allowing just one run in 19 innings. In eight seasons in Kansas City, he won 110 games and two Cy Young honors. Saberhagen also played with the New York Mets, Colorado and Boston. A 1989 American League Gold Glove Award winner, he led the American League in ERA (2.16) and wins (23) that season. He pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox in 1991 and had two 20-win seasons and four 15-win seasons. Saberhagen’s other honors include: the Tony Conigliaro Award (1998), Sporting News Pitcher of the Year (1985, 1989), Babe Ruth Award (1985) and he was a two-time American League Comeback Player of the Year (1987 & 1998).