Today in Tribe History: November 12, 2001
Compiled by Jason Kaminski
The AL Rookie of the Year award goes to Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners but not without a tiny bit of local controversy. Indians beat writer Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria, Ohio Chronicle-Telegram votes for C.C. Sabathia, who posted a 17-4 record. Assenheimer stated that the nine years of professional experience in Japan made Suzuki less of a rookie than Cleveland pitcher Sabathia. He is the lone voter that prevents Suzuki’s award from being unanimous.
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