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Originally posted by 29MV29
However, if a 28 year old rookie MLB player finally makes the pros and is making an impact on their team, by all means he should be included in the voting.
Originally posted by Benwhat other rookies are playing well enough to earn the Rookie of the year?
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is fuming over the voting motives of some writers that determined the winner of the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Steinbrenner is so upset that he issued a statement on Tuesday saying the voting was a "farce" and that "a great injustice has been done to Hideki Matsui."
The debate then resumed as to the qualifications of the Rookie of the Year. Major League Baseball has no age stipulation for the award. Berroa is 25 and Matsui is 29. Berroa had 35 games under his belt before this season. Matsui had 10 years of professional Japanese experience and was a three-time MVP of Japan's Central League.