Originally written on Angelswin  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Mike Trout Becomes Youngest Player to Win Award in American League HistoryANAHEIM, CA – Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout today was named the 2012 Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year in an announcement made Monday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). According to ELIAS, at 21 years and 58 days old at the end of the season, he becomes the youngest A.L. player ever to win the award.Trout finished with a perfect score of 140 points in the balloting process, including all 28 first place first place votes. He finished 77 points ahead of second place finisher Yoenis Cespedes of Oakland (63 points). Trout becomes the 18th unanimous winner in the history of the prestigious award, just the eighth in the A.L. The 21-year-old is the second player in Angels’ history to earn the honor, joining Tim Salmon in 1993. In the 1993 campaign, Salmon hit .283 (146/515) and led all A.L. rookies in doubles (35), home runs (31) and RBI (95)."I would like to congratulate Mike o...
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