Oakland Athletics rookie closer Andrew Bailey and Florida Marlins left fielder Chris Coghlan both brought home the AL and NL Rookie of the Year awards yesterday.
Bailey had 26 saves and a 1.84 ERA for the Athletics, and Coghlan batted .321 with nine homers and 31 doubles in 128 games, scoring 84 runs and driving in 47. Coghlan was fueled by a strong second half.
Bailey had 88 total votes, 13 first place. He finished ahead of Elvis Andrus of the Rangers, who had 65 points.
Coghlan had 105 points, with 17 first places. J.A. Happ of the Phillies had 94 in second place.