"Today's a good day regardless, and I guess it just makes it that much better that we were able to take this thing home, and that it was unanimous," said Bieber in a virtual conference following the announcement.
Since being called up to the majors in early 2018, Bieber has racked up 34 wins and 14 losses, and his career ERA is 3.32. He’ll likely hit the 500-strikeout mark in 2021, as he sits at 499.
Maeda finished second in the vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He went 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA and a league-best .202 on-base percentage (Bieber finished second in the category at .229), while Ryu finished third after going 5-2 with a 2.69 ERA.