There have been 106 Cy Young Award winners. Nine of them were relief pitchers. Of the 97 starters, 72 of them, or 74.2%, won at least 20 games. This gives the lie to David Fryman's oft-repeated claim that winning 20 games is irrelevant (or at least unimportant) to a pitcher's status as excellent. In fact, 20 victories has long been the standard of excellence for a starting pitcher. That few of today's starting pitchers (such as Seven-Inning Felix) seldom if ever reach it attests to their mediocrity and wimpiness.