One of the most anticipated MLB awards was announced earlier today as Mike Trout of the Los Angeles LA Angels won the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and Bryce Harper won the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year awards.
Trout became just the 8th unanimous American League ROY and the second in California/ Los Angeles LA Angels franchise history. He is the youngest player to win the AL ROY. Trout took all 28 first place votes while Oakland A's outfielder, Yoenis Cespedes finished in second place. Fellow MLB All-Star, Yu Darvish (Texas Rangers) finished in third place. He is expected to be one of the two finalists for the 2012 AL MVP, which will be announced on Thursday, November 15th.
Harper won one of the closest ROY races in history as he beat out pitcher Wade Miley of the Arizona Diamondbacks, by just seven points. Harper is the youngest position player to win either the National League or American League ROY award. Former New York Mets All-Star pitcher, Dwight Gooden was the youngest player to ever win the ROY award. Harper and Gooden ended the season at only 19 years old, however Gooden edges him out by exactly one month. Harper's birthday is October 16th, Gooden's is November 16th.
Congratulations to both Mike and Bryce on your incredible accomplishments.
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