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Encyclopedia > Rookie of the Year (award)

The Rookie of the Year award is given by a number of sports leagues, mainly in North America, to the top first-time professional athlete of the season. The honor is awarded annually to Major League Baseball players (one per league), drivers in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, members of NASCAR, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, Major League Lacrosse, Major League Soccer, and the National Football League. World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Indy 500 redirects here. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... NHL redirects here. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional field lacrosse league played in the United States. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ...


The NFL awards both Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year distinctions. Until 1996, the NFL awarded NFC and AFC Rookie of the Year awards. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Outside North America

Some rookie of the year awards exist outside North America. While the North American college sports system delays athletes entry into professional sports until the best of them are ready to make a major impact in their first season in other parts of the world it is usual for clubs to train their own players and introduce them into the first team gradually. To reflect this difference Young player of the year awards with an upper age limit usually somewhere in the early 20s, are more common elsewhere, eg soccer's FIFPro World Young Player of the Year. However golf's European Tour has the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award. FIFPro is a worldwide representative organisation for professional football (soccer) players. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ...


Sports Rookie of the Year Awards

Auto Racing

Baseball Champ Car, an abbreviation of Championship Car, has been the name for a class and specification of cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades. ... Winners of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Rookie of the Year Award (first awarded, 1952): 1952 - Art Cross; started 20th, finished 5th 1953 - Jimmy Daywalt; started 21st, finished 6th 1954 - Larry Crocket; started 25th, finished 9th 1955 - Al Herman; started 16th, finished 7th 1956 - Bob Veith; started 23rd, finished 7th... The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly American based open-wheel racing series. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season in a NASCAR season. ...

Basketball In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award was established in 1946 by The Sporting News (TSN). ...

Football (American) The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-1953 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... The WNBA Rookie of the Year Award is given each year to the best rookie in the WNBA. Rookie of the Year Awards (1997 - Present) 1997 - No award 1998 - Tracy Reid, Charlotte Sting 1999 - Chamique Holdsclaw, Washington Mystics 2000 - Betty Lennox, Minnesota Lynx 2001 - Jackie Stiles, Portland Fire 2002 - Tamika... 1983 Jamie Kennedy (Canberra Cannons) 1984 Andrew Gaze (Melbourne Tigers) 1985 Mike McKay (Adelaide 36ers) 1986 Steve Lunardon (Nunawading Spectres) 1987 Greg Hubbard (Illawarra Hawks) 1988 Shane Heal (Brisbane Bullets) 1989 Justin Withers (Illawarra Hawks) 1990 Justin Cass (Hobart Tassie Devils) 1991 Andrew Vlahov (Perth Wildcats) 1992 Lachlan Armfield (Canberra... This is a list of the Philippine Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year awardees: 1976: Gil Cortez (Crispa) 1977: Jimmy Tanguines (Tanduay) 1978: Jimmy Manansala (Tanduay) 1979: Arnie Tuadles (Toyota) 1980: Willie Generalao (Gilbeys Gin) 1981: Rafael Sison (Presto) 1982: Marte Saldaña (San Miguel) 1983: Ricky Brown...

Golf Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ...

Hockey // The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women which was founded in 1979. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours dominated by men. ... // The PGA European Tour, is an organisation which operates the three leading mens professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. ...

Lacrosse The CHL Rookie of the Year Award is given out annually to the top rookie in the Canadian Hockey League. ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the top Rookie in the National Hockey League. ... The RDS Cup is the QMJHLs trophy for the rookie of the year. ...

Soccer Rookie of the Year Award for Major League Lacrosse 2001 Keith Cromwell Bridgeport Barrage 2002 Connor Gill Boston Cannons 2003 Adam Doneger Rochester Rattlers 2004 Ryan Boyle Philadelphia Barrage Categories: Major League Lacrosse ...


 
 

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