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The Rookie of the Year Award was originated in 1940 by the Chicago chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWA), which presented a single award for the major leagues.

The BBWA took over the award in 1947. Since 1949, there has been a Rookie of the Year Award for each league.

Voters were allowed to decide which players should be considered rookies until 1957, when the BBWA established definite criteria.

The criteria have changed several times since then. Currently, a player is considered a rookie if he hasn't accumulated more than 130 at-bats, 50 innings pitched, or 45 days on a major league roster before Sept. 1 of any previous season. (That's the cutoff date because, on Sept. 1, the roster limit is increased from 25 to 40.)

In 1946, The Sporting News established its own Rookie of the Year award. For the first two years and again in 1950, a single award was given for all of major-league baseball. In 1949 and since 1951, TSN has given an award to a player from each league.

Pitchers were originally eligible for The Sporting News award, as they are for the BWAA award. In 1963, TSN established a separate Rookie Pitcher of the Year Award, so this award now goes to a position player.

In 1958 Ryne Duren and Albie Pearson shared the Rookie Award.

In 1961 Dick Howser and Don Schwall shared the Rookie Award.

Now you know the rest of the story.

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The Rookie of the Year Award was originated in 1940 by the Chicago chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWA), which presented a single award for the major leagues.

The BBWA took over the award in 1947. Since 1949, there has been a Rookie of the Year Award for each league.

Voters were allowed to decide which players should be considered rookies until 1957, when the BBWA established definite criteria.

The criteria have changed several times since then. Currently, a player is considered a rookie if he hasn't accumulated more than 130 at-bats, 50 innings pitched, or 45 days on a major league roster before Sept. 1 of any previous season. (That's the cutoff date because, on Sept. 1, the roster limit is increased from 25 to 40.)

In 1946, The Sporting News established its own Rookie of the Year award. For the first two years and again in 1950, a single award was given for all of major-league baseball. In 1949 and since 1951, TSN has given an award to a player from each league.

Pitchers were originally eligible for The Sporting News award, as they are for the BWAA award. In 1963, TSN established a separate Rookie Pitcher of the Year Award, so this award now goes to a position player.

In 1958 Ryne Duren and Albie Pearson shared the Rookie Award.

In 1961 Dick Howser and Don Schwall shared the Rookie Award.

Now you know the rest of the story.

Thank you Captain Know-It-All. <_<

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The only Rookie of teh YEar thats recongized is the BBWA and the only year it was split was 1979 between Griffin and Castino

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