On November 20, 1984, 20-year-old right-hander Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest player in history to win the Rookie of the Year Award. Gooden struck out a major league-leading 276 batters and won 17 games for the New York Mets.
Fernando Valenzuela becomes the third consecutive Los Angeles Dodger to win the National League’s Rookie of the Year Award.
December 2, 1981
The Sporting News select Cardinal outfielder Bill Virdon and Indian fireballer Herb Score as the Rookie of the Year of their respective leagues
October 1, 1955