Corey Seager Wins NL Rookie of the Year Award

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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager won the Jackie Robinson National League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday.

Seager blasted 26 home runs, hit 26 doubles, drove in 72 runs, and batted .308. The 22-year-old became the first Dodger to win the award since Todd Hollandsworth did so 20 years ago.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America voted unanimously for Seager. Nationals outfielder Trea Turner placed second in the voting with Seager’s teammate Kenta Medea taking third.

“It’s awesome to win it in general, but it’s awesome to bring it back to L.A.,” Seager explained upon receiving the honor. “It hasn’t been there for a while. They’re known as an organization for winning all those Rookie of the Years with Tommy Lasorda, so it’s pretty cool to be connected to all the guys that came before you. It’s pretty special for me.”