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Frank Robinson, Vince Coleman, Benito Santiago, Mike Piazza, Raul Mondesi, Scott Rolen, Tony Kubek, Carlton Fisk, Mark McGwire, Sandy Alomar Jr., Tim Salmon, Derek Jeter, Nomar Garicaparra, Evan Longoria, Mike Trout. Those are some of the names of the players who have unanimously won the Rookie of the Year award. Trout joined that illustrious group Monday when he became the youngest winner of the AL award and only the 8th in the history of the AL to win unanimously.
Trout, however, has a chance to do something (else) that no one has ever done before. If Trout also brings home the AL MVP award on Thursday, and we’ve argued here on Off The Bench that he should, he will be the first player in major league history to win the Rookie of the Year unanimously and the MVP award in the same season.
Fred Lynn in 1975 and Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 are the only two players so far to win both awards in the same season but Lynn’s teammate Jim Rice got one ROY vote in ’75 and CC Sabathia took one from...
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Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was a unanimous winner of the AL Rookie of the Year after a season that put him in contention for the MVP award, too.
The 21-year-old center fielder hit .326 with 30 homers and 83 RBIs following his call-up from the minor leagues in late April.
Trout received all 28 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America and...
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During election season, Silver’s blog for the New York Times, FiveThirtyEight, became the g0-to source for those looking for an early inclination who might win the presidency just by parsing the numbers. As it turned out...
The November 13th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout unanimous pick for AL Rookie of the Year, Trout ready to move to left, assessing the risk with Zack Greinke's mental health and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout was the unanimous winner of the American League Rookie of the Year award.
The Monkey Says: I think he even...
After being widely considered a Top 2 candidate for the American League MVP, Mike Trout‘s Rookie of the Year honor was a foregone conclusion.
Still, now it’s official. Trout was named AL Rookie of the Year in a unanimous vote by the BBWAA. Trout is the second Angels player to be named Rookie of the Year — Tim Salmon also won in 1993.
Trout hit .326 with 30 home runs and 83...
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous selection as the American League Rookie of the Year award, which was announced Monday. In the vote of the the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Trout easily beat out two foreign-born players -- Rangers starter Yu Darvish and A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Trout is also a contender for the AL MVP award, which...
Los Angeles Angles outfielder Mike Trout was named the American League Rookie of the Year today. Trouth, a 21-year-old from New Jersey, not only won the award but has placed himself in consideration for one of the greatest rookie seasons of all-time.
Trout burst on the scene this year for an under achieving Angels team. Finishing the year with a .326/.399/.564 line the right handed...
We already know that the three finalists for the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year Award are Mike Trout, Yoenis Cespedes, and Yu Darvish. We basically already know that Mike Trout will be named the unanimous winner later on Monday by the BBWAA. There is no particularly convincing argument for any of the other guys over Trout, unless you pretend like pitcher wins are the only...
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels became the youngest AL Rookie of the Year on Monday and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was voted the second-youngest winner of the NL honor.
Trout, who turned 21 on Aug. 7, received all 28 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America's AL panel. The center fielder was the eighth unanimous AL pick and the...
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was named the American League Rookie of the Year for the 2012 season. It was unanimous and Trout received all 28 first place votes. The 20 year old had a season for the ages. Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish were the other two finalists.
In the National League, the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper...
The player pages now some some additional usability features.
- You can now hover over any stat header and get the definition of the stat. This will soon make its way to all sections of the site.
- Seasons, Teams, and Positions are now linked back to the leaderboards. For instance if you are perusing Mike Trout‘s page and you click on the Angels link in his 2011 season, it will...
The NL Rookie of the Year vote was cast, and to the surprise of few, Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper took home the award. It was certainly more contested than the AL vote, which easily went to Los Angeles OF Mike Trout. While the AL vote was down to Trout, Yonesis Cespedes and Yu Darvish, the NL vote should have been down to more than just Harper, Arizona LHP Wade Miley and...