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--Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher (in 1970 sounding like Charles Barkley)
Sophomore of the Year Award Winners
By Patrick Mondout
The Baseball Writers Association of America awarded a Sophomore of the
Year Award from 1953-1962. Players below in bold proved resistant
to the "sophomore jinx" by winning the award the year after
winning Rookie of the Year honors.
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Ernie Banks may have lost out to Wally Moon for Rookie of the Year in '54, but he took home Sophomore of the Year over Moon and Hank Aaron in '55.
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