No rookie since the NHL's inception has ever won the Hart Memorial Trophy (The league MVP trophy which was first presented in 1924) in his rookie year.
Ichiro Suzuki won both the Rookie of the Year, and the MVP Award in 2001.
Fernando Valenzuela won both the National League Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards in 1981. "El Toro" started the season with an 8-0 record. The season was then interrupted by a player's strike. He finished the season at 13-7 with an ERA of 2.48 and 180 strikeouts.
Wilt Chamberlain was the 1959-60 NBA Rookie of the year. During his first season in the league, while playing with the Philadelphia Warriors, Chamberlain averaged 37.6 PPG, 27.0 RPG and 2.3 APG in 46.4 MPG. Chamberlain also won the MVP award that season, becoming the first NBA player to ever win both the Rookie of the Year and the MVP awards in the same season.
In 1978, running back Earl Campbell of the Houston Oilers was named MVP by the Pro Football Writers of America and the Newspaper Enterprise Association and Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.
Wes Unseld was the 1968-69 NBA Rookie of the year. During his first season in the league, while playing with the Baltimore Bullets, Unseld averaged 13.8 PPG, 18.2 RPG and 2.6 APG in 36.2 MPG. Unseld also won the MVP award that season, becoming only the second NBA player to ever win both Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season (the previous was Wilt Chamberlain, in 1959-60).
1947. The Sporting News named one Rookie of the Year for both leagues in that season. Robinson was named ROY for the entire majors and not just the National League.
Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners in 2001 and Fred Lynn of the Boston Red Sox in 1975.
1. Fred Lynn in 1975 2. Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 These two players won both MVP and Rookie of the Year in the same season.