White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham placed fifth in the American League rookie of the year balloting announced today. Oakland reliever Andrew Bailey won the award and received 13 first-place ballots. Beckham received two second-place ballots and four third-place votes.
Here’s the whitesox.com story.
And Jon Greenberg thinks Team Bacon deserved more:
After winning two rookie of the year awards voted on by his peers, Gordon Beckham got dissed by the writers.
After sweeping the Players Choice and Sporting News honors, Beckham got just two second-place and four third-place votes in the more respected, more official Baseball Writers Association of America AL ROY voting, released Monday. …