On November 9, 1950 — The BBWAA name Sam Jethroe nicknamed “the jet” of the Boston Braves as the National League Rookie of the Year. At 31 years, 2 months, 18 days of age, Jethroe becomes the oldest rookie to win the award. He has been one of the best Negro Leagues players of all time.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference November 9
National Pastime November 9
Retro Sheet
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