Posey, Feliz Picked as Rookies of the Year

By: AP
By: AP


San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and
Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz have been voted the Rookies of
the Year.

Posey won the National League award in voting announced Monday, November 15 by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Feliz won the American League honor.

Posey drew 20 first-place votes on the 32 ballots. He was called
up from Triple-A in late May and hit .305 with 18 home runs and 67
RBIs for the eventual World Series champions.

Feliz set a rookie record with 40 saves in helping Texas reach
the World Series for the first time. The rocket-armed righty was
listed first on 20 of the 28 ballots.

Voting was done by two BBWAA members in each league city after
the regular season.

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