The thing to keep in mind is that the CFCL used to use Wins as one of the scoring categories, along with ERA, WHiP and Saves. So a pitcher with four or five more wins that someone else was VASTLY more valuable unless their WHiP and ERA was egregiously high. In MLB, Wins may be discounted a bit. But in the CFCL an extra win or two (or five) could garner three or four points in just one category. That's huge. That may explain how Mike Hampton won the Cy Young in the CFCL in 1999 over Randy Johnson (who took the award for the first of four in a row in the NL).
Same sort of concept in 1998 when Trevor Hoffman (53 saves) beat out Tom Glavine (20 wins). The affect of the numbers has greater meaning in the CFCL.
Here is the list of past winners. The 'x' next to a player identifies that that player did not win the Cy Young Award in the NL that season.
|1990||Doug Drabek||Dem Rebels|
|1991||x||Lee Smith||Eric's Lambchops|
|1992||Greg Maddux||Six Packs|
|1993||Greg Maddux||David's Copperfields|
|1994||Greg Maddux||ForGoetz Me Nots|
|1995||Greg Maddux||ForGoetz Me Nots|
|1996||John Smoltz||ForGoetz Me Nots|
|1997||Pedro Martinez||David's Copperfields|
|1998||x||Trevor Hoffman||David's Copperfields|
|1999||x||Mike Hampton||Six Packs|
|2000||Randy Johnson||David's Copperfields|
|2001||Randy Johnson||Six Packs|
|2002||Randy Johnson||Matt's Hard Hats|
|2004||x||Ben Sheets||David's Ruffins|
|2005||Chris Carpenter||David's Ruffins|
|2007||Jake Peavy||David's Ruffins|
|2008||x||Johan Santana||Steve's Stones|
2010 Roy Halladay DoorMatts
2011 x Roy Halladay DoorMatts
2012 R.A. Dickey Dem Rebels