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Johan Santana was voted the "This Year in Baseball" Pitcher of the Year for the 2004 Major League Baseball season. Nearly 800,000 ballots were cast for this year's awards by baseball fans around the globe. Thanks to everyone who voted.

Click here for a complete list of winners and final voting tallies.



Roger Clemens
Clemens came out of retirement to post another unbelievable season, winning 18 games and striking out more than a hitter per inning at age 42.
  56K | 350K

Randy Johnson
Johnson, who turned 41 in September, led his league in Ks for the ninth time in his career. He also topped the NL by allowing only 6.48 hits per nine innings.
  56K | 350K

Pedro Martinez
Martinez fanned 200-plus hitters for the eighth time in nine seasons. He ranked second in the AL in strikeouts and fourth in the league with a 1.17 WHIP.
  56K | 350K

Roy Oswalt
Oswalt was the NL's only 20-game winner. He ranked sixth in the league with 206 K's and his 12-3 record in the second half helped lead Houston to the postseason.
  56K | 350K

Carl Pavano
Pavano put together his finest big league season, winning 18 games thanks to excellent control (1.98 BB/9 IP) and an ERA that ranked seventh in the NL.
  56K | 350K

Jake Peavy
Despite missing the month of June, Peavy led the Majors in ERA (2.27), won 15 games and ranked in the NL top 10 with 173 strikeouts.
  56K | 350K

Oliver Perez
In his first full big league season, Perez ranked among the NL leaders in Ks (4th), ERA (6th), hits per nine innings (6.66, 3rd) and WHIP (1.15, 7th).
  56K | 350K

Johan Santana
Santana was untouchable in the second half, going 13-0 with a 1.21 ERA and 0.75 WHIP. For the season, he topped the AL in ERA, hits/9 IP (6.16) and strikeouts.
  56K | 350K

Curt Schilling
Back in the AL for the first time in 14 years, Schilling led the Majors with 21 wins, while ranking second in the league in ERA and third in strikeouts.
  56K | 350K

Jason Schmidt
Schmidt whiffed a career-high 251 batters (3rd in NL), allowed only 6.60 hits per nine (2nd) and led his league with three complete-game shutouts.
  56K | 350K

Ben Sheets
Sheets established himself as one of baseball's top hurlers, ranking second in the NL in strikeouts, second in WHIP (0.98), and third in ERA.
  56K | 350K

Carlos Zambrano
Zambrano helped carry an injury-riddled staff all season, ranking in the NL top 10 in ERA (4th), wins (5th), hits per nine (7.47, 6th) and strikeouts (8th).
  56K | 350K