Dean Chance, who won the major-league Cy Young Award in 1964 at the age of 23, has died at the age of 74, Los Angeles Angels spokesman Tim Mead announced Sunday.
His cause of death was not disclosed.
Chance made his major-league debut with the Angels in 1961 at the age of 20.
He played 11 seasons in the majors, finishing with a 128-115 record and a 2.92 earned run average.
Chance was a two-time All-Star and his best season was 1964, when he went 20-9 with a 1.65 ERA.
Not until 1967 was a Cy Young Award presented to a pitcher in each league. Only one major-league pitcher won the award in the years before that, and Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers won the major-league Cy Young Award in 1963, 1965 and 1966.
Chance was inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame this past August.