Activities Sports & Athletics National League Rookies Of The Year A rundown of all of the National League Rookies of the Year Share PINTEREST Email Print Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Sports & Athletics Baseball Best of Baseball Playing & Coaching History Gear Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Scott Kendrick Updated May 02, 2019 At the conclusion of every baseball season, the Baseball Writers Association of America votes on the Rookie of the Year for the National and American Leagues. In order to be eligible for the award, players must have at least 130 at-bats, 45 days on the active roster of a Major League team, or 50 innings pitched by September 1st. The first Rookie of the Year award went to Jackie Robinson. At the time, the award was named after Chicago White Sox owner J. Louis Comiskey, but in 1987 the award was renamed for Jackie Robinson on the 40th anniversary of Robinson winning it. In 1947 and 1948, the award was given to the best overall rookie, but since 1949 it has been given to one player per league. While winning the award isn't a guarantee of future greatness, 10 of the 69 winners of the National League award are in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. National League Rookies of the Year 2016: Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers2015: Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs2014: Jacob deGrom, New York Mets2013: Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins2012: Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals2011: Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves2010: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants2009: Chris Coghlan, Florida Marlins2008: Geovany Soto, Chicago Cubs2007: Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers2006: Hanley Ramirez, Florida Marlins2005: Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies2004: Jason Bay, Pittsburgh Pirates2003: Dontrelle Willis, Florida Marlins2002: Jason Jennings, Colorado Rockies2001: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals2000: Rafael Furcal, Atlanta Braves1999: Scott Williamson, Cincinnati Reds1998: Kerry Wood, Chicago Cubs1997: Scott Rolen, Philadelphia Phillies1996: Todd Hollandsworth, Los Angeles Dodgers1995: Hideo Nomo, Los Angeles Dodgers1994: Raul Mondesi, Los Angeles Dodgers1993: Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers1992: Eric Karros, Los Angeles Dodgers1991: Jeff Bagwell, Houston Astros1990: David Justice, Atlanta Braves1989: Jerome Walton, Chicago Cubs1988: Chris Sabo, Cincinnati Reds1987: Benito Santiago, San Diego Padres1986: Todd Worrell, St. Louis Cardinals1985: Vince Coleman, St. Louis Cardinals1984: Dwight Gooden, New York Mets1983: Darryl Strawberry, New York Mets1982: Steve Sax, Los Angeles Dodgers1981: Fernando Valenzuela, Los Angeles Dodgers1980: Steve Howe, Los Angeles Dodgers1979: Rick Sutcliffe, Los Angeles Dodgers1978: Bob Horner, Atlanta Braves1977: Andre Dawson, Montreal Expos1976: Pat Zachry, Cincinnati Reds, and Butch Metzger, San Diego Padres1975: John Montefusco, San Francisco Giants1974: Bake McBride, St. Louis Cardinals1973: Gary Matthews, San Francisco Giants1972: Jon Matlack, New York Mets1971: Earl Williams, Atlanta Braves1970: Carl Morton, Montreal Expos1969: Ted Sizemore, Los Angeles Dodgers1968: Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds1967: Tom Seaver, New York Mets1966: Tommy Helms, Cincinnati Reds1965: Jim Lefebvre, Los Angeles Dodgers1964: Richie Allen, Philadelphia Phillies1963: Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds1962: Ken Hubbs, Chicago Cubs1961: Billy Williams, Chicago Cubs1960: Frank Howard, Los Angeles Dodgers1959: Willie McCovey, San Francisco Giants1958: Orlando Cepeda, San Francisco Giants1957: Jack Sanford, Philadelphia Phillies1956: Frank Robinson, Cincinnati Reds1955: Bill Virdon, St. Louis Cardinals1954: Wally Moon, St. Louis Cardinals1953: Jim Gilliam, Brooklyn Dodgers1952: Joe Black, Brooklyn Dodgers1951: Willie Mays, New York Giants1950: Sam Jethroe, Boston Braves1949: Don Newcombe, Brooklyn Dodgers1948: Alvin Dark, Boston Braves1947: Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers Some media outlets, like Baseball Almanac and Sporting News, have their own Rookie of the Year awards. Unlike Sporting News and the Baseball Writers Association of America, Baseball Almanac only gives out one rookie.