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A's Canseco Is AL Rookie of Year

November 25, 1986|Associated Press

NEW YORK — Oakland A's outfielder Jose Canseco, who hit 33 homers and drove in 117 runs, was named Rookie of the Year in the American League today, beating Wally Joyner of the California Angels in a close vote.

Canseco received 16 of 28 first-place votes and 110 points to 12 first-place votes and 98 points for Joyner in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. Canseco, who was born in Cuba, is the first Oakland player to win the award.

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