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December 4th

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1948 The BBWAA selects Alvin Dark, who hit .322 for the pennant-winning Braves, the major league rookie of the year, casting 27 of their possible 48 votes for the Boston infielder. The 25-year-old shortstop easily outdistances his closest rivals, southpaw Gene Bearden, a twenty-game winner for the World Champion Indians, and outfielder Richie Ashburn, a .333 batter in 117 games for the Phillies before breaking his hand in August.

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