Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger named NL Rookie of the Year

Judge joins Derek Jeter (1996), Dave Righetti (1981), Thurman Munson (1970) and Tony Kubek (1957) as other notable Yankees to win the award. The Dodgers had five-time All-Star Adrian Gonzalez at first base.

In the National League, Bellinger was also a unanimous pick in the awards voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Bellinger had his best smile on for when the announcement was made.

These two winners have basically been decided since June, and if there was ever any doubt they both quashed it with their late-season performance.

Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers is your NL Rookie of the Year. Monday's honor made him the Dodgers' 18th rookie of the year victor, by far the most of any franchise, and their second in a row, after Corey Seager in 2016.

Though his season was marked by acute peaks and vicious slumps, when it was finished Judge had 52 homers, breaking a big league rookie record - 49 by Mark McGwire - that had stood for 30 years.

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Paul DeJong of the St. Louis Cardinals was second in the voting with the Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell third. The Dodgers went 89-38 in the games Bellinger started, a.701 winning percentage. Bellinger batted.267 with 97 RBI, 87 runs scored and 39 home runs in 132 games this season.

"Now that the season is over, I'm trying to reflect on how insane this season was", Bellinger said on MLB Network.

"I haven't changed anything since Day One, " Judge said of his approach after Game 3 of the AL Championship Series, when his three-run homer and sensational catch in right field contributed to a win against the eventual world champion Houston Astros.

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