Re: From Rookie of the Year to Nothing Special
Walt Dropo, the AL Rookie of the Year in 1952 when he hit .322 with 34 HRs and a league leading 144 RBI, thereafter didn't have that great a career, finishing with 152 HRs and 704 RBI. Dropo was 27 his rookie year, so it isn't as surprising that he peaked then.
Herb Score was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1955, going 16-10, and followed that up with a 20-9 season in 1956, leading the AL in K's both seasons, but he was never the same after being hit by a ball.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."