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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 first since Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria in 2008.
Trout, who hit .326 with 30 homers and 83 RBIs, received the maximum 140 points. Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was second with 63, followed by Texas pitcher Yu Darvish (46), who joined Trout as the only players listed on every ballot.
Detroit second baseman Lou Whitaker had been the youngest AL winner in 1978, but he was 2 months, 26 days older than Trout when he took home the award.
In addition to Trout and Longoria, the only other unanimous AL winners were Nomar Garciaparra, Derek Jeter, Tim Salmon, Sandy Alomar Jr., Mark McGwire and Carlton Fis...
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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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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...
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...
Bryce Harper walked away with National League Rookie of the Year honors last night, and it was much deserved. He had arguably the best rookie season by a teenager in the history of baseball, and the company of Mel Ott, Tony Conigliaro, and Ken Griffey, Jr. when comparing Harper to other teenagers only helps solidify that point. So, why was the difference between Harper and runner...
The National League Rookie of the Year Award was won by Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. Harper, 19, burst onto the scene for a Nationals team that surprisingly won the National League East.
Harper did his share of hitting for the Nationals as he finished the season with a .270 batting average to go along with 22 home runs and 59 RBI. Harper was called up to the majors...
When the National League Rookie of the Year award is announced tonight, there is probably going to be a decent bit of outrage surrounding it. One player from each division is represented, and the three players that are finalists couldn't be more dissimilar. Let's examine them, shall we?
Representing the NL East is teenage phenom Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals...
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...
Giancarlo Stanton isn’t hiding his displeasure with the Marlins’ recent moves.
After the team reportedly traded Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buerhle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck to the Blue Jays, the Marlins outfielder divulged his frustration on Twitter.
Alright, I’m pissed off!!! Plain & Simple
— Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo818) November 13, 2012
Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins outfielderAlright, I'm pissed off!!! Plain & Simple Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo818) November 13, 2012Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals pitcher@giancarlo818 you can always come play for the Nats! We will take you anytime! Get some red, white, and blue in your life! Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) November 14, 2012Justin Ruggiano, Miami Marlins...
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