The only rookie pitcher to win the Cy Young award was Fernando Valenzuela in 1981. He was also named Rookie of the Year.
The first NASCAR rookie of the year was Blackie Pitt.
That was shortstop Harvey Kuenn in 1953. Other Tigers that have won Rookie of the Year are pitcher Mark Fidrych in 1976, second baseman Lou Whitaker in 1978, and pitcher Justin Verlander in 2006.
Vince Young of the Tennessee Titans in 2006.
No organization gave out a Rookie of the Year award in 1953. The first year that was awarded was 1955.
Jackie Robinson - 1st ROYJackie Robinson in his rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers had a .297 batting average, hit 12 home runs, and was the first winner of the Major League Rookie of the Year Award.
Oakland A's relief pitcher Andrew Bailey was named the American League Rookie of the Year, beating out Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus and Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello for the honor. Bailey finished with 13 first-place votes, compared to eight for Andrus and seven for Porcello.
Elston Howard was the first African American to play for the Yankees. His rookie year was 1955.
Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets. In Gooden's rookie year, 1984, he struckout 276 batters.
Rookie of the Year is a yearly award given by most sports leagues to the best first year player in the league.