Not Happ-y With Rookie of the Year Award

Posted: 16th November 2009 by Tom Dougherty in MLB
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J.A. Happ was the favorite to win the National League Rookie of the Year, however that wasnÆt the case when the award was announced on Monday afternoon. Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan beat out the Phillies left-hander by receiving 17 first place votes compared to HappÆs ten first place votes. Final count: 105-94. Coghlan hit .321 with nine home runs and 47 RBI in 128 games during his first season in the big leagues. After the All-Star break, the 24-year-old hit .370 with a MLB-leading 113 hits. There are a lot of Phillies fans irate that Happ didnÆt win the award, but his slow finish to the season didnÆt help him out in the voting process. Awards are determined in late-September, not in June-July. Happ finished the season with a 12-4 record with a 2.93 ERA in 166 innings. He ...

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