On November 22, 1965 — 1965 – Outfielder Curt Blefary of the Baltimore Orioles edges California Angels pitcher Marcelino López for American League Rookie of the Year honors.

Blefary (22 HR, 70 RBI, 88 BB, .260 BA, .381 OBP, .470 Slg., .851 OPS) beats runner-up, California Angels pitcher Marcelino Lopez (14 wins, 122 strikeouts, 2.93 ERA), 12-8 points.

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