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Crosby is tops in the AL
The people who vote for postseason awards have made it clear: A's shortstop Bobby Crosby was the best rookie in the American League this year. Crosby is Oakland's first Rookie of the Year since Ben Grieve in 1998. More >
Bay named NL's top rookie
The BBWAA has confirmed what Jason Bay's peers, teammates and fans believed all along. Despite missing the first month of the season with an injury, Bay batted .282 and led all big league rookies with 26 home runs and 82 RBIs. More >

  2004 AMERICAN LEAGUE VOTING   2004 NATIONAL LEAGUE VOTING

^ Crosby
Player 1 2 3 Total
^ Bay
Player 1 2 3 Total
B. Crosby 27 1 138 J. Bay 25 7 146
S. Takatsu 1 11 6 44 K. Greene 7 24 1 108
D. Cabrera 7 8 29 A. Otsuka 1 20 23
Z. Greinke 4 4 16 A. Miles 6 6
A. Rios 3 3 12 M. Holliday 3 3
D. DeJesus 1 3 6 K. Matsui 1 1
R. Gload 1 1 4 T. Sledge 1 1
J. Buck 1 1
D. Bush 1 1
N. Robertson 1 1
2003 winners:   AL: Angel Berroa, KC    NL: Dontrelle Willis, FLA    All-time winners >
Rookie of the Year Award: A History
The first winner of the full BBWAA Rookie of the Year Award was, appropriately, baseball's seminal rookie, Jackie Robinson. As with everything that happened to Robinson that year, acceptance by the voters was not automatic; the election was close, with Robinson beating pitcher Larry Jansen of the Giants, 129-105. More>