Jackie Robinson, Albert Pujols and the Greatest Rookie of the Year Winners

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Jackie Robinson, Albert Pujols and the Greatest Rookie of the Year Winners
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Albert Pujols wasn't always the league's most talked about player. He was once a Rookie of the Year.

 

As spring training gets underway, wide-eyed rookies share time with wily veterans, battling for a spot on the big club. 

If the young men do earn a place on the team, they have to fight for a starting position and even then, only the best get nationwide recognition. In the end, only two win the Rookie of the Year award.

In gearing up for another season, let’s look back at the 15 greatest rookie campaigns in the history of the award.

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