Rookie of the Year
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has awarded his first-ever “key to the city” to 20-year-old golfer Jordan Spieth.
It’s the 20th anniversary of the classic baseball movie starring Thomas Ian Nicholas, Daniel Stern, Gary Busey and John Candy in which a kid breaks his arm and ends up being the closer for the Chicago Cubs.
Last weekend, on the Texas Motor Speedway .4 Mile dirt track, a North Texas teen started his first year in the SUP-A late model division. It was a weekend of firsts for the young driver, in a career almost defined by them.
The Texas Rangers and pitcher Neftali Feliz have agreed to a one-year contract for the 2013 season
The Los Angeles Angels’ center fielder Trout and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper were named the Jackie Robinson Award winners as the top rookies in the American and National League, respectively, as voted on by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers was named the 2012 Rookie of the Year, beating out another point guard Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The ascent has been rapid for the 19-year-old former New Jersey high school player from St. Patrick’s who last year, due to an injury, played just 11 games as a freshman at Duke.
Yu Darvish wins the Rookie of the Month for the AL in April. Fine, he had a monster month. Except for one thing. I don’t consider Yu Darvish a “rookie.”