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The The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award was first given out by The Sporting News in 1946.

The award has been given out in a variety of fashions over the years. In 1947, 1948 and 1950, a single award was given for all of Major League Baseball. From 1949 to 1962, a single player from each league has been given the award in most years, with there being three winners (two NL) in 1957 and four winners (two from each league) in both 1958 and 1961.

In 1963, the award was split into two awards: The Sporting News Rookie Pitcher of the Year and The Sporting News Rookie Player of the Year. Each award was given to a single player in each league. In 2004, the two award system was discontinued and a single award for each league was reimplemented.

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[edit] Award Winners

[edit] Rookie of the Year (1946 - 1962)

Year Player Team (League) Position
1946 Del Ennis Philadelphia Phillies (NL) OF
1947 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers (NL) 1B
1948 Richie Ashburn Philadelphia Phillies (NL) OF
1949 Don Newcombe Brooklyn Dodgers (NL) P
Roy Sievers St. Louis Browns (AL) OF
1950 Whitey Ford New York Yankees (AL) P
1951 Willie Mays New York Giants (NL) OF
Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox (AL) OF
1952 Joe Black Brooklyn Dodgers (NL) P
Clint Courtney St. Louis Browns (AL) C
1953 Jim Gilliam Brooklyn Dodgers (NL) 2B
Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers (AL) SS
1954 Bob Grim New York Yankees (AL) P
Wally Moon St. Louis Cardinals (NL) OF
1955 Herb Score Cleveland Indians (AL) P
Bill Virdon St. Louis Cardinals (NL) OF
1956 Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox (AL) SS
Frank Robinson Cincinnati Redlegs (NL) OF
1957 Ed Bouchee Philadelphia Phillies (NL) 1B
Tony Kubek New York Yankees (AL) IF-OF
Jack Sanford Philadelphia Phillies (NL) P
1958 Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants (NL) 1B
Ryne Duren New York Yankees (AL) P
Albie Pearson Washington Senators (AL) OF
Carl Willey Milwaukee Braves (NL) P
1959 Bob Allison Washington Senators (AL) OF
Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants (NL) 1B
1960 Ron Hansen Baltimore Orioles (AL) SS
Frank Howard Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) OF
1961 Dick Howser Kansas City Athletics (AL) SS
Ken Hunt Cincinnati Reds (NL) P
Don Schwall Boston Red Sox (AL) P
Billy Williams Chicago Cubs (NL) OF
1962 Ken Hubbs Chicago Cubs (NL) 2B
Tom Tresh New York Yankees (AL) OF-SS

[edit] Rookie Player/Pitcher of the Year Awards (1963 - 2003)

[edit] American League

Year Rookie Pitcher of the Year Rookie Player of the Year
Player Team Player Team Position
1963 Gary Peters Chicago White Sox Pete Ward Chicago White Sox 3B
1964 Wally Bunker Boston Red Sox Tony Oliva Minnesota Twins OF
1965 Marcelino Lopez California Angels Curt Blefary Baltimore Orioles OF
1966 Jim Nash Kansas City Athletics Tommie Agee Chicago White Sox OF
1967 Tom Phoebus Boston Red Sox Rod Carew Minnesota Twins 2B
1968 Stan Bahnsen New York Yankees Del Unser Washington Senators OF
1969 Mike Nagy Boston Red Sox Carlos May Chicago White Sox OF
1970 Bert Blyleven Minnesota Twins Roy Foster Cleveland Indians OF
1971 Bill Parsons Milwaukee Brewers Chris Chambliss Cleveland Indians 1B
1972 Dick Tidrow Cleveland Indians Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox C
1973 Steve Busby Kansas City Royals Al Bumbry Baltimore Orioles OF
1974 Frank Tanana California Angels Mike Hargrove Texas Rangers 1B
1975 Dennis Eckersley Cleveland Indians Fred Lynn Boston Red Sox OF
1976 Mark Fidrych Detroit Tigers Butch Wynegar Minnesota Twins C
1977 Dave Rozema Detroit Tigers Mitchell Page Oakland Athletics OF
1978 Rich Gale Kansas City Royals Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 2B
1979 Mark Clear California Angels Pat Putnam Texas Rangers 1B
1980 Britt Burns Chicago White Sox Joe Charboneau Cleveland Indians OF
1981 Dave Righetti New York Yankees Rich Gedman Boston Red Sox C
1982 Ed Vande Berg Seattle Mariners Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles SS-3B
1983 Mike Boddicker Boston Red Sox Ron Kittle Chicago White Sox OF
1984 Mark Langston Seattle Mariners Alvin Davis Seattle Mariners 1B
1985 Teddy Higuera Milwaukee Brewers Ozzie Guillen Chicago White Sox SS
1986 Mark Eichhorn Toronto Blue Jays Jose Canseco Oakland Athletics OF
1987 Mike Henneman Detroit Tigers Mark McGwire Oakland Athletics 1B
1988 Bryan Harvey California Angels Walt Weiss Oakland Athletics SS
1989 Tom Gordon Kansas City Royals Craig Worthington Baltimore Orioles 3B
1990 Kevin Appier Kansas City Royals Sandy Alomar, Jr. Cleveland Indians C
1991 Juan Guzman Toronto Blue Jays Chuck Knoblauch Minnesota Twins 2B
1992 Cal Eldred Milwaukee Brewers Pat Listach Milwaukee Brewers SS
1993 Aaron Sele Boston Red Sox Tim Salmon California Angels OF
1994 Brian Anderson California Angels Bob Hamelin Kansas City Royals DH
1995 Julian Tavarez Cleveland Indians Garret Anderson California Angels OF
1996 James Baldwin Chicago White Sox Derek Jeter New York Yankees SS
1997 Jason Dickson Anaheim Angels Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox SS
1998 Rolando Arrojo Tampa Bay Devil Rays Ben Grieve Oakland Athletics OF
1999 Tim Hudson Oakland Athletics Carlos Beltran Kansas City Royals OF
2000 Kazuhiro Sasaki Seattle Mariners Mark Quinn Kansas City Royals OF
2001 C.C. Sabathia Cleveland Indians Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners OF
2002 Rodrigo Lopez Boston Red Sox Eric Hinske Toronto Blue Jays 3B
2003 Rafael Soriano Seattle Mariners Jody Gerut Cleveland Indians OF

[edit] National League

Year Rookie Pitcher of the Year Rookie Player of the Year
Player Team Player Team Position
1963 Ray Culp Philadelphia Phillies Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 2B
1964 Billy McCool Cincinnati Reds Dick Allen Philadelphia Phillies 3B
1965 Frank Linzy San Francisco Giants Joe Morgan Houston Astros 2B
1966 Don Sutton Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Helms Cincinnati Reds 3B
1967 Dick Hughes St. Louis Cardinals Lee May Cincinnati Reds 1B
1968 Jerry Koosman New York Mets Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds C
1969 Tom Griffin Houston Astros Coco Laboy Montreal Expos 2B
1970 Carl Morton Montreal Expos Bernie Carbo Cincinnati Reds OF
1971 Reggie Cleveland St. Louis Cardinals Earl Williams Atlanta Braves C
1972 Jon Matlack New York Mets Dave Rader San Francisco Giants C
1973 Steve Rogers Montreal Expos Gary Matthews Sr. San Francisco Giants OF
1974 John D'Acquisto San Francisco Giants Greg Gross Houston Astros OF
1975 John Montefusco San Francisco Giants Gary Carter Montreal Expos OF-C
1976 Butch Metzger San Diego Padres Larry Herndon San Francisco Giants OF
1977 Bob Owchinko San Diego Padres Andre Dawson Montreal Expos OF
1978 Don Robinson Pittsburgh Pirates Bob Horner Atlanta Braves 3B
1979 Rick Sutcliffe Los Angeles Dodgers Jeffrey Leonard Houston Astros OF
1980 Bill Gullickson Montreal Expos Lonnie Smith Philadelphia Phillies OF
1981 Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers Tim Raines Montreal Expos OF
1982 Steve Bedrosian Atlanta Braves Johnny Ray Pittsburgh Pirates 2B
1983 Craig McMurtry Atlanta Braves Darryl Strawberry New York Mets OF
1984 Dwight Gooden New York Mets Juan Samuel Philadelphia Phillies 2B
1985 Tom Browning Cincinnati Reds Vince Coleman St. Louis Cardinals OF
1986 Todd Worrell St. Louis Cardinals Robby Thompson San Francisco Giants 2B
1987 Mike Dunne Pittsburgh Pirates Benito Santiago San Diego Padres C
1988 Tim Belcher Los Angeles Dodgers Mark Grace Chicago Cubs 1B
1989 Andy Benes San Diego Padres Jerome Walton Chicago Cubs OF
1990 Mike Harkey Chicago Cubs David Justice Atlanta Braves OF
1991 Al Osuna Houston Astros Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros 1B
1992 Tim Wakefield Pittsburgh Pirates Eric Karros Los Angeles Dodgers 1B
1993 Kirk Rueter Montreal Expos Mike Piazza Los Angeles Dodgers C
1994 Steve Trachsel Chicago Cubs Raul Mondesi Los Angeles Dodgers OF
1995 Hideo Nomo Los Angeles Dodgers Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves 3B
1996 Alan Benes St. Louis Cardinals Jason Kendall Pittsburgh Pirates C
1997 Matt Morris St. Louis Cardinals Scott Rolen Philadelphia Phillies 3B
1998 Kerry Wood Chicago Cubs Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 1B
1999 Scott Williamson Cincinnati Reds Preston Wilson Florida Marlins OF
2000 Rick Ankiel St. Louis Cardinals Rafael Furcal Atlanta Braves SS
2001 Roy Oswalt Houston Astros Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 3B
2002 Jason Jennings Colorado Rockies Brad Wilkerson Montreal Expos OF
2003 Dontrelle Willis Florida Marlins Scott Podsednik Milwaukee Brewers OF

[edit] Rookie of the Year (2004 - present)

Year American League National League
Player Position Team Player Team Position
2004 Bobby Crosby Oakland Athletics SS Jason Bay Pittsburgh Pirates OF
2005 Huston Street Oakland Athletics P Willy Taveras Houston Astros OF
2006 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers P Dan Uggla Florida Marlins 2B
2007 Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox 2B Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers 3B
2008 Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays 3B Geovany Soto Chicago Cubs C
2009 Gordon Beckham Chicago White Sox 3B J.A. Happ Philadelphia Phillies P
2010 Austin Jackson Detroit Tigers OF Jason Heyward Atlanta Braves OF
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