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Did You Know…

The first player in Boston Red Sox franchise history to win the Rookie of the Year Award was Walt Dropo.  Dropo won the award in 1950 after playing in 136 games for the Red Sox and driving in 144 runs.

Walt Dropo

Did You Know…

The only player in the history of the Houston Astros to win the Rookie of the Year Award is Jeff Bagwell.  Bagwell captured the award in 1991, the Astros 30th year as a major league team.  In ’91, Bagwell hit .294 while crushing 15 home runs and collecting 82 RBI.

Did You Know…

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the only team in the modern era of Major League Baseball to produce five consecutive Rookie of the Year award winners.  They are:  Eric Karros (1992), Mike Piazza (1993), Raul Mondesi (1994), Hideo Nomo (1995), and Todd Hollandsworth (1996).