Rookie of the Year

In 1947, after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the BBWAA created a Rookie of the Year Award, naming Robinson as their first choice. The Chicago chapter of BBWAA had presented its own rookie award from 1940 to 1946. They dropped the award in deference of the national award for freshmen.

The writers voted for just one top rookie in 1947 (Robinson) and 1948 (Alvin Dark of the Boston Braves) but expanded to a candidate from each league starting in 1949.


2016 NL Rookie of the Year

Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers

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2016 AL Rookie of the Year

Michael Fulmer, Detroit Tigers

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St. Louis Rookie of the Year Winners:

Year Name
1949 Roy Sievers (Browns) Read more
1954 Wally Moon Read more
1955 Bill Virdon Read more
1974 Bake McBride Read more
1985 Vince Coleman Read more
1986 Todd Worrell Read more
2001 Albert Pujols Read more

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