MLB: Ten Rookie of the Year winners who didn’t become stars

Take a look at the winners of the Rookie of the Year Award in every league dating back to when the first honor was bestowed upon Jackie Robinson in 1947, and you’ll notice there are some seemingly surprising names on the list – players you forgot about or never knew about in the first place.

Winning a Rookie of the Year award is a huge honor that means you go places. Whether you get to those places is a completely different matter. So here’s a look at the 10 rookies of the year you might have forgottenor:

  1. Chris Coghlan, Marlins, 2009.
  2. Bobby Crosby, Athletics, 2004.
  3. Angel Berroa, Royals, 2003.
  4. Jason Jennings, Rockies, 2002.
  5. Eric Hinske, Blue Jays, 2002.
  6. Todd Hollandsworth, Dodgers, 1996.
  7. Bob Hamelin, Royals, 1994.
  8. Pat Listach, Brewers, 1992.
  9. Joe Charboneau, Indians, 1980.
  10. Sam Jethroe, Braves, 1950.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Ten Rookie of the Year winners who didn’t become stars