Ranking the Best Rookie Seasons in Sports History

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Ranking the Best Rookie Seasons in Sports History
Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

With Major League Baseball's MVP announcements on the horizon, most expect baby-faced Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera to haul in the prestigious piece of hardware for the American League. However, there is one 21-year-old slab of fresh fish by the name of Mike Trout flirting with the impossible.

After shredding the majors with a .326 average, 30 home runs, a league-leading 49 steals and 129 runs, Trout was named AL Rookie of the Year, placing his name alongside the greatest rookie sensations in history. But was his onslaught the greatest first-year display of all time and enough to earn him the league's most illustrious award?

Let's elude the blinding trophy case and see where Trout ranks among the greatest rookie sensations in sports history.

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