November 21st, 2012

Joe Black

November 21, 1952 – Receiving 19 of 24 first place votes, Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Joe Black is selected as the National League’s Rookie of the Year. Hoyt Wilhelm, Dick Groat and Eddie Mathews also garner first place votes. At age 28, Black was 15-4 with a 2.15 ERA and 15 saves in 1952 to help the Dodgers win the pennant. Black was 30-12 in his Major League career from 1952-57.