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This day in history | 1996

On November 5, 1996, Derek Jeter was the unanimous selection by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) for the American League Rookie of the Year. Jeter, who hit .314 on the season, with 10 home runs, and 71 RBI’s, played a huge role in the leading the Yankees to their first World Series championship since 1978. The future captain beat out James Baldwin of the Chicago White Sox, and Tony Clark of the Detroit Tigers who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. The 22-year old Jeter was the 8th Yankee rookie to win this award, and 1st since Dave Righetti won the award in 1981.