In glancing at some stats today, I noticed a Ewell Blackwell's 1947 season and that got me wondering about Reds pitchers who would have won a Cy Young Award had the award existed. Of course, the Reds have had numerous CYA winners pitch for them, but no Red has won the award (although I think Tom Seaver was robbed one of his season's with the ballclub).
Prior to the awards inception, three seasons stand out as one's that would have won the award back then:
1923 Dolf Luque 27-8, 151 K's, 1.93 ERA
1939 Bucky Walters 27-11, 137 K's, 2.29 ERA (31 complete games!)
(Walters was the league MVP that season)
1947 Ewell Blackwell 22-8, 193 K's, 2.47 ERA
I may be missing others that folks can add and maybe there was some "Pitcher of the Year" award I'm just not aware of.
Just at a glance, that 1923 season looks as if it might have been one of the best overall seasons in history with some pretty good clubs that year.