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Former Mizzou pitcher Max Scherzer wins 2016 NL Cy Young award

Congrats to the former Tiger!

MLB: NLDS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Mizzou Athletics has had its share of award winners in their history. On Wednesday night, another name was added to the list as Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer won the 2016 National League Cy Young award.

Scherzer, who pitched for Missouri from 2004-2006, won the award while receiving an astounding 25 of 30 possible first-place votes. He would also receive three second-place votes, and one third- and fourth-place vote to finish with 192 points. The 192 points were 90 better than Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs, who finished in second place.

The Washington Nationals hurler went 20-7 in 2016 with a league leading 228.1 innings pitched with a K/9 ratio of 11.19, a 2.96 ERA, a 3.24 FIP, with 284 strikeouts to just 56 walks.

Congrats to Max on this honor!