Not too many people can pull off what I like to call the ‘Ichiro.’ After nine years in Japan, Ichiro Suzuki came over to America to play in the MLB for the Seattle Mariners. In Ichiro’s rookie year in 2001 he won the American League Rookie of the Year award and the AL MVP. That’s impressive. Not many can come into a brand new job and at the end of the year be declared the best at it.
Let’s look at best rookie seasons the Twins have ever had.