Justin Verlander was the last Detroit Tiger to win the Rookie of the year award, in 2006.
Don Newcombe of the the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954.
Albert Pujols in 2001.
Derek Jeter was the last Yankees player to win the Rookie of the Year Award. He won it in 1996.
In 1981, Lawrence Taylor was the Newspaper Enterprise Association's Rookie of the Year.
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.
The 1968 National League rookie of the year winner was Johnny Bench. You can only win the rookie of the year one time. Your rookie season.
George Rogers - 1981 NFL 1st Overall Pick by the New Orleans Saints Offensive Rookie of the Year no #1 overall pick has ever won the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
In 1993, Jeff Gordon won the Nascar Winston Cup Rookie of the Year Award. He did not win a race in his rookie season.