While baseball fans love the established stars of the game, there's something about a hot-shot rookie that just grabs us in a way that even the most successful superstar can't contend with.
It doesn't matter whether it's a highly-touted prospect or someone who comes out of nowhere (actually, I believe that we prefer the latter of the two), but when a new face starts producing for our favorite team on the mound or at the plate, it's exciting and fills us with hope—both for the present and for the future.
As we've come to begrudgingly accept, success can be fleeting—and yesterday's stars can become today's goats seemingly overnight.
But we aren't concerning ourselves with what became of these hot-shot youngsters—only with what they were able to do in their rookie seasons on the field.
With that said, let's take a look at the greatest rookie season put forth for each franchise in baseball—and see where they stack up against one another.