Mixing incredible skill and mound presence with precise command, Saberhagen become the Royals ultimate big-game pitcher. The four-time Royals Pitcher of the Year won two American League Cy Young Awards: the first in 1985 after going 20-6 (2.87 ERA) and again when he posted a club record in wins (23) and led the league in ERA (2.16) in 1989. That same year Saberhagen also won a Gold Glove. In 1985, his nearly perfect postseason performance helped the Royals capture their first World Championship. Named World Series MVP, Saberhagen went 2-0 (0.50 ERA) with two complete games, including an 11-0 Game Seven shutout.