Rookies of the Year

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Temple University Press, 2005 - History - 211 pages
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Baseball players only have one opportunity to be named "Rookie of the Year" by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Although some recipients of this prestigious award such as Orlando Cepeda have become league MVPs, or Hall of Fame honorees, others, like Joe Charboneau, failed to live up to their initial promise. "Rookies of the Year profiles 116 winners--from Jackie Robinson (the first rookie of the year in 1947), to Rod Carew, Derek Jeter, and the 2004 honorees. Each player's initial major league season and subsequent career achievements are included. Featuring interviews with dozens of baseball stars, this is the most comprehensive book ever written on Rookies of the Year. It provides indispensable information on some of baseball's greatest athletes.
  

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Contents

The Jackie Robinson Award
5
First Steps toward Cooperstown
13
A Double Helping of Hardware
40
Dugout Directors
59
The Short Tuners
78
Available Only Once
96
Ready for 21stcentury Action
158
Summary
200
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About the author (2005)

Bob Bloss native of Erie, Pennsylvania, is a freelance journalist and historian specializing in baseball coverage. He is the author of Baseball Managers: Stats, Stories, and Strategies (Temple).

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