1996 HEADLINE: Derek Jeters Wins Rookie Of The Year Award With Unanimous Vote!
On this day in 1996, Derek Jeter won the American League’s Rookie of the Year award in a unanimous vote!
Capturing all 28 first-place votes, Jeter set himself apart from the rest of the 1996 rookie class. And he did it all with the enormous pressure that comes with wearing Yankee pinstripes.
During that season, Jeter collected 183 hits en route to a .314 batting average. He scored 104 runs for the team while also driving in 78. And while fielding the toughest infield position, he compiled an 96.9% fielding percentage.
Oh, and he also helped the Yankees capture the 1996 World Series championship too!
Happy Anniversary to Derek Jeter!!!