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Cubs' Soto Wins Rookie of the Year

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The Chicago Cubs’ Geovany Soto is a big winner. The 25-year-old catcher has been named the National League’s Rookie of the Year.

Listen to Soto’s Q and A with reporters.

The voting wasn’t even close. Soto received 31 of 32 first place votes from the committee of baseball writers who award the title. They were clearly impressed by his 23 home runs, 86 RBIs and .285 batting average. Soto also guided the Cubs’ pitching staff to the third-best ERA in the league.

This isn’t his only big honor this year. He landed a starting spot in the All Star game, the only National League rookie catcher ever to do so. Soto is the first Cub to win Rookie of the Year since then-pitching phenom Kerry Wood snagged the title ten years ago.

I’m Sam Hudzik, Chicago Public Radio.

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