On September 17, 1947 — Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News two weeks before the season is over. At the year’s end, he will have hit .297, led the league in stolen bases and sacrifices. He will have 14 bunt hits, and in a game against the Cubs in June, he scored from first base on a sacrifice.

 


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