Jerry Koosman

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Jerry Koosman

Jerry Koosman (born December 23, 1942) is a former baseball player with the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. He was a pitcher. He won more than 200 games in his career.[1] In 1969, he was on the Mets team that won the baseball championship the World Series. Koosman won two games for the Mets in the 1969 World Series.[1]

In 1968, Koosman finished 2nd by one vote to Johnny Bench in the voting for National League Rookie of the Year, given to the best first year player in the league.[2] In 1976, Koosman finished 2nd to Randy Jones in the voting for National League Cy Young Award, given to the league's best pitcher.[3] Koosman won at least 20 games in both 1976 and 1979.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Jerry Koosman". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/koosmje01.shtml. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  2. "1968 Awards Voting". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/awards_1968.shtml#NLroy. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  3. "1976 Awards Voting". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/awards_1976.shtml#NLcya. Retrieved 2011-09-02.