Beginning in 1956, baseball awarded the re-named Cy Young Award to the best pitcher in each league.
"Let others hunt, or fish, or sail
Afar o'er ocean's foam;
Give me the game that's played among
The sweet green fields of home.
Bases pitch on a level spot,
Beneath a smiling sky,
No sport for pleasure or for health,
With Base Ball then can vie ..."
The Baseball Song, W. J. Bullock (1874).