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    I'm just going on memory here, not looking anything up, but who are some of the guys who won the Rookie of the Year award one season and then never panned out the rest of their careers?

    Off the top of my head, I've come up with "the obvious" Joe Charbonneau, Walt Weiss, Scott Williamson, Pat Listach, Todd Hollandworth, and I think Bob Hamelin won the award his rookie season, but I may be wrong on that...
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    Scott Williamson is the first name to come to my mind.
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    Tommy Helms?

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    Angel Berroa.

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    Carl Morton, Pat Zachary, Butch Metzger, Jerome Walton, The Bird, John Castino

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    Ben Grieve
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    Ken Hubbs won the NL Rookie of the Year in 1962 at age 20, yet never again played in the majors after 1963.
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    Of course Hubbs had an excuse.....
    Harry Byrd won 15 games for the A's in 1952, but this AL Rookie of the Year only won 29 games the rest of his career. The NL Rookie of the Year in 1952, Joe Black, went 15-4 with 15 saves for Brooklyn, but only won 15 more games the rest of his career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Jerome Walton
    Should have been Dwight Smith, not that he was ever any special either. Walton got the edge due to an impressive hitting streak if I recall.

    I still say Mark Grace should have won over Sabo...
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    Geovany Soto. Although it may be too soon to say.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    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.
    You kinda have to give him a pass for that.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Angel Berroa.
    was gonna be mine...
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