Major League Baseball shortstop Bobby Crosby of the Oakland Athletics has been named the American League's Rookie of the Year, while Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jason Bay won the National League award.
Crosby received 27 of 28 first-place votes in balloting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America Monday, for a total of 138 points. Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Shingo Takatsu received the other first-place vote and finished second with 44 points, followed by Baltimore starting pitcher Daniel Cabrera with 29 points.
The 24-year-old Crosby hit 22 home runs and led A-L rookies in hits (130), doubles (34) and walks (58). He is the A's sixth player to capture the award.
Jason Bay was the first Pittsburgh player and first native Canadian to win the N-L rookie award. He received 25 of 32 first-place votes and 146 points. San Diego shortstop Khalil Greene received the other seven first-place votes and 108 points, while Padres reliever Akinori Otsuka was third with 23 points.
The 26-year-old Bay hit for a .282 batting average with 26 home runs and 82 runs batted in. That is the most homers by an N-L rookie since Albert Pujols hit 37 three years ago.
Some information for this report provided by AP.