Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award

The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award is an annual Major League Baseball (MLB) award established in 1946 by Sporting News. For the first three years (1946–1948) and again in 1950, there was a single award. In 1949 and since 1951, the award has been given to a rookie from both the American League and National League. In 1961 and from 1963 through 2003, Sporting News split the rookie award into two separate categories, Rookie Pitcher of the Year and Rookie Player of the Year (in each league). In 2004 those two awards were discontinued, in favor of a single award, one for each league.

Rookie of the Year Award
LeagueMajor League Baseball
Awarded forMost outstanding rookie in the American League and National League
CountryUnited States, Canada
Presented bySporting News
First award1946
Most recentNL: Jake Cronenworth
AL: Kyle Lewis
2019 NL winner Alonso playing first base for the Mets at Nationals Park.

Below is a list of winners by year, name, team, league, and position.[1]









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  1. ^ "Rookie of the Year Award by The Sporting News on Baseball Almanac". Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Abreu starts collection of rookie honors". Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  3. ^ "Sporting News names Mets' deGrom top rookie". New York Post. October 21, 2014. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
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