A rookie is a player that is in their first season of play.
a first year player
Dave Ritchie scored the first NHL goal.
Yes they get the credit
walk, error, fielders choice, player interfeerence, dropped 3rd strike, pinch runner and hit by pitch 1. Base on Balls 2. Intentional Base on Balls (scored separately to 1) 3. Hit by Pitch 4. Error 5. Fielder's Choice 6. Passed Ball 7. Wild Pitch Pinch Runner is NOT a way of scoring a REACH of 1st base. Runner Interference (if the batter himself is not out) is scored as a base hit. Catcher Interference is scored as an error. Fielder Obstruction is scored as an error. Any scenario you can think of will be scored as one of the above 7, or a base hit. (I am only referring to how the reach of first base is scored)
a rookie is in his first year of playing. A 1 year player has completed a year of play
Chicago Bears rookie Matt Forte with a 50 yard run.
Lionel Messi has scored 50 goals in Spain the first player to ever do it.
Bert Patenaude is the player who scored the first hat trick in the history of soccer. He was a United States player and scored against Paraguay in the 1930 FIFA World Cup.