Dodgers' Cody Bellinger Named National League Rookie of the Year

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Major League Baseball awards season has started. Aaron Judge is the 2017 American League Rookie of the Year.

Judge was the unanimous victor in the voting.

Bellinger and Judge set home run records for rookies in each league.

Judge called winning the award a dream come true and an wonderful feeling. He received all 30 first place votes to beat out second place finisher Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox, and third place finisher Trey Mancini of the Orioles.

Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017, in Houston.

Fred Lynn in 1975 and Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 are the only other players to win both Rookie of the Year and AL MVP award during the same season.

The 40-year-old Beltran, a nine-time All-Star with 435 career home runs, made the announcement with a first-person essay on The Players' Tribune.

Other notable Baby Bombers to win Rookie of the Year honors include Derek Jeter (1996), Dave Righetti (1981), Thurman Munson (1970) and Tony Kubek (1957).

The one knock or the 208 knocks against the Yankees slugger was strikeouts.

Topping his rookie numbers will require a serious step forward, but if 2017 was any indication, Bellinger appears to be on a lofty trajectory that could eventually land him in the MVP conversation as the Dodgers continue their quest to try to represent the class of the National League.

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