October 21, 2003

Gerut Wins Rookie Award

The Indians' Jody Gerut has won the Sporting News AL Rookie of the Year award. Gerut batted .279 with 22 home runs and 75 RBI, and led all AL rookies with a .494 slugging percentage, while playing excellent defense. The award was something of a surprise to Gerut and to other baseball observers, who felt that the favorites were probably Hideki Matsui of the Yankees or Rocco Baldelli of the Devil Rays. Congratulations Jody!

This entry has been cross-posted at Sportsblog.org

Posted by dan at October 21, 2003 3:45 PM