November 23, 1962
The BBWAA selects Dodger shortstop Maury Wills as the National League’s Most Valuable Player. The Gold Glove infielder stole a record 104 bases this season and served as a catalyst in the team’s 102 victories and their attempt to capture a pennant, an effort that fell short in a three-game playoff against San Francisco.
Rowdy Ross Stripling.
November 11, 1982
Dodger pitcher Fernando Valenzuela (13-7, 2.48) becomes the first rookie ever to win the Cy Young Award. The 20-year-old southpaw, who was also selected as the NL’s Rookie of the Year, edges Reds’ right-hander Tom Seaver (14-2, 2.54) in the BBWAA voting for the strike-shortened season, 70-67.
November 10, 1988
The Dodgers’ hurler Orel Hershiser (23-8, 2.26) becomes the ninth pitcher in National League history to win the Cy Young Award unanimously when he receives all 24 first-place votes from the sportswriters. The 29-year-old right-hander, known as the ‘Bulldog’ to his teammates, is the only player to win the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP Award, and the World Series MVP Award in the same season.