First, a bit of advice: If you live in Westchester, and you have a sister who lives in Oakland, and that sister wants to fly to New York for a wedding. Do yourself a favor and tell her she’s absolutely not allowed to fly into JFK. Three and a half hours round trip, and I just made it home to see the not-so-shocking news.
Mike Trout has won the American League Rookie of the Year award. His historic season earned all 28 first-place votes, making him the eighth unanimous A.L. Rookie choice (Derek Jeter is also on that list). Yoenis Cespedes was second and Yu Darvish third.
The Yankees top rookie, David Phelps, did not get any votes. Wei-Yin Chen got two third-place votes, and Jarrod Parker got one third-place votes. They were the only other players in the mix.
In the other league, Bryce Harper was just announced as the N.L. Rookie of the Year, finishing barely ahead of Wade Miley.