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Trout, Harper voted Rookies of the Year

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    FILE - This Oct. 12, 2012 file photo shows Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper reacting as he heads home on a home run by Ryan Zimmerman during the first inning of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals in Washington. Harper is favored to win the NL Rookie of the Year, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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    FILE - In this June 10, 2012, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout dives safely back to first to beat the tag by the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of an interleague baseball game in Denver. Trout unanimously won the American League Rookie of the Year Monday, Nov. 12. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
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NEW YORK >> Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals have been voted Rookies of the Year for their breakout seasons following late-April call-ups from the minor leagues.

Trout received all 28 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s AL panel and was the eighth unanimous AL pick and the first since Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria in 2008.

Harper got 16 of 32 first-place votes and 112 points from the NL panel. Arizona pitcher Wade Miley was second with 12 first-place votes and 105 points, followed by Cincinnati slugger Todd Frazier with three firsts and 45 points.

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