Judge, Bellinger rook­ies of year

Lethbridge Herald - - HERALD SPORTS -

Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger have been voted unan­i­mously as base­ball’s Rook­ies of the Year af­ter their record-set­ting home run binges lifted the New York Yan­kees and Los An­ge­les Dodgers into the post-sea­son.

Judge won Amer­i­can League hon­ours, be­com­ing the first Yan­kees player to re­ceive the award since Derek Jeter in 1996. Bellinger took the National League award, giv­ing the Dodgers a record 18th Rookie of the Year win­ner.

The vot­ing by the Base­ball Writ­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica was an­nounced Mon­day night on MLB Net­work. Judge led the AL with 52 home runs, a rookie record. Bellinger hit 39 homers for an NL rookie record.

Bos­ton out­fielder Andrew Ben­in­tendi fin­ished sec­ond in the AL vote, and St. Louis in­fielder Paul DeJong was the NL run­ner-up.

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