Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India won the AL Rookie of the Year award for the 2021 season, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) reported Monday.
India, who hit .269 with 34 doubles, 21 home runs, 12 steals, 98 runs and 3.9 WAR, is the first Cincinnati player to win the Jackie Robinson trophy since pitcher Scott Williamson in 1999, and the first position player since third baseman Chris Sabo in 1988.
The only rookie hitters in the franchise with more home runs than India in a season were Frank Robinson and Joey Votto. His 57 extra-base hits are the second-highest for a Reds first-year player, behind Robinson’s 71 in 1956.
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