Chris Coghlan, Andrew Bailey Announced as MLB Rookie of the Year Winners

Posted: 16th November 2009 by Frankie Riolo in MLB
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The National League and American League Rookie of the Year Awards were handed out this afternoon, both of which had most baseball fans asking, "Who the heck is that?"

The National League honors went to Florida Marlin outfielder Chris Coghlan.

Coghlan hit .321 during his first season, with 162 hits, nine home runs, 47 driven in, and an .850 on-base plus slugging percentage in 504 at-bats.

The Florida native finished with 17 first-place votes.

Runner-up in the National League was the Philadelphia Phillie southpaw J.A. Happ, who received 10 first-place votes.

In the American League, Andrew Bailey of the Oakland Athletics took the prize.

Called up in late April, Bailey took over Oakland's full-time closer role in early May and never looked ...

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