Royals lefty Darrell May started the season winless in 14 starts. He was 0-4 with 10 no decisions. Thanks to a furious finish, May was selected as the team’s pitcher of the year by the Kansas City chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. May turned his season around with a June 27 win over St. Louis. He went 10-4 over the season’s final three months. May ended the year 10-8 with a 3.77 ERA. He led the Royals in wins (10), starts (32), and innings pitched (210). May also threw two complete games and recorded one shutout.