Today, he won the National League Cy Young Award, the first knuckleball pitcher to ever receive the honor.
What saved his season and put him in the all-time record books?
Tompkins Square Park, of course.
The stats back this up
At the time of his visit to the East Village, his record was 3-1 with a not-so-great 4.45 era.
Since then, he went 17-5, and lowered his era to 2.73.
What do you think it is about the Park that turns journeymen pitchers into Cy Young winners?
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