The International League is one of the oldest, most respected, and most talent filled systems in the entire country. The International League Rookie of the Year award is given annually to the best player in the league during the season and what follows below is a comprehensive list of every former International League Rookie of the Year recipient.
"I never even thought about playing baseball as a profession. I never thought I wanted to play major league baseball. It never entered my mind growing up. It was just one of those things that happened. Now, when I look back on it, it was a great time." - Randy Jackson (1950 International League Rookie of the Year)
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International League Rookie of the Year Award
Did you know that Don Buford (1963), Joe Foy (1965), Mike Epstein (1966), Merv Rettenmund (1968), Luis Alvarado (1969), Roger Freed (1970), Jim Rice (1974), Mike Vail (1975), Rich Dauer (1976), Scott Bradley (1984), Dan Pasqua (1985), Randy Milligan (1987), J.T. Snow (1992), Chris Colabello (2013), Rhys Hoskins (2017), and Joey Meneses (2018) each won the International League Rookie of the Year AND the International League Most Valuable Player Award during the same seasons respectively?
More than seventy-five years of history and only three players who won this award failed to make it into the big leagues — both their names are gray (non-linked).
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