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Rookie of the Year Award

Annual Selections

Voting by Season


Selected annually by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. One selection for both leagues, 1947 and 1948. Unanimous selection indicated by an asterisk.

    Year American League                 National League
    1998 Ben Grieve, Oak, OF             Kerry Wood, Chi, P
    1997 Nomar Garciaparra, Bos, SS*     Scott Rolen, Phi, 3B*
    1996 Derek Jeter, NY, SS*            Todd Hollandsworth, LA, OF
    1995 Marty Cordova, Min, OF          Hideo Nomo, LA, P
    1994 Bob Hamelin, KC, DH             Raul Mondesi, LA, OF*
    1993 Tim Salmon, Cal, OF*            Mike Piazza, LA, C*
    1992 Pat Listach, Mil, SS            Eric Karros, LA, 1B
    1991 Chuck Knoblauch, Min, 2B        Jeff Bagwell, Hou, 1B
    1990 Sandy Alomar Jr., Cle, C*       Dave Justice, Atl, 1B
    1989 Gregg Olson, Bal, P             Jerome Walton, Chi, OF
    1988 Walt Weiss, Oak, SS             Chris Sabo, Cin, 3B
    1987 Mark McGwire, Oak, 1B*          Benito Santiago, SD, C*
    1986 Jose Canseco, Oak, OF           Todd Worrell, StL, P
    1985 Ozzie Guillen, Chi, SS          Vince Coleman, StL, OF*
    1984 Alvin Davis, Sea, 1B            Dwight Gooden, NY, P
    1983 Ron Kittle, Chi, OF             Darryl Strawberry, NY, OF
    1982 Cal Ripken, Bal, SS             Steve Sax, LA, 2B
    1981 Dave Righetti, NY, P            Fernando Valenzuela, LA, P
    1980 Joe Charboneau, Cle, OF         Steve Howe, LA, P
    1979 John Castino, Min, 3B           Rick Sutcliffe, LA, P
         Alfredo Griffin, Tor, SS
    1978 Lou Whitaker, Det, 2B           Bob Horner, Atl, 3B
    1977 Eddie Murray, Bal, DH           Andre Dawson, Mon, OF
    1976 Mark Fidrych, Det, P            Pat Zachry, Cin, P
                                         Butch Metzger, SD, P
    1975 Fred Lynn, Bos, OF              John Montefusco, SF, P
    1974 Mike Hargrove, Tex, 1B          Bake McBride, StL, OF
    1973 Al Bumbry, Bal, OF              Gary Matthews, SF, OF
    1972 Carlton Fisk, Bos, C*           Jon Matlack, NY, P
    1971 Chris Chambliss, Cle, 1B        Earl Williams, Atl, C
    1970 Thurman Munson, NY, C           Carl Morton, Mon, P
    1969 Lou Piniella, KC, OF            Ted Sizemore, LA, 2B
    1968 Stan Bahnsen, NY, P             Johnny Bench, Cin, C
    1967 Rod Carew, Min, 2B              Tom Seaver, NY, P
    1966 Tommie Agee, Chi, OF            Tommy Helms, Cin, 3B
    1965 Curt Blefary, Bal, OF           Jim Lefebvre, LA, 2B
    1964 Tony Oliva, Min, OF             Dick Allen, Phi, 3B
    1963 Gary Peters, Chi, P             Pete Rose, Cin, 2B
    1962 Tom Tresh, NY, SS               Ken Hubbs, Chi, 2B
    1961 Don Schwall, Bos, P             Billy Williams, Chi, OF
    1960 Ron Hansen, Bal, SS             Frank Howard, LA, OF
    1959 Bobby Allison, Was, OF          Willie McCovey, SF, 1B*
    1958 Albie Pearson, Was, OF          Orlando Cepeda, SF, 1B*
    1957 Tony Kubek, NY, OF              Jack Sanford, Phi, P
    1956 Luis Aparicio, Chi, SS          Frank Robinson, Cin, OF*
    1955 Herb Score, Cle, P              Bill Virdon, StL, OF
    1954 Bob Grim, NY, P                 Wally Moon, StL, OF
    1953 Harvey Kuenn, Det, SS           Jim Gilliam, Bro, 2B
    1952 Harry Byrd, Phi, P              Joe Black, Bro, P
    1951 Gil McDougald, NY, 3B           Willie Mays, NY, OF
    1950 Walt Dropo, Bos, 1B             Sam Jethroe, Bos, OF
    1949 Roy Sievers, StL, OF            Don Newcombe, Bro, P

    Year Major Leagues
    1948 Alvin Dark, Bos-A, SS
    1947 Jackie Robinson, Bro-N, 1B