Joe Smith of the St. Pete Times is reporting that Evan Longoria has won the AL Rookie of the Year award. The vote was unanimous.

Longoria was listed first on all 28 ballots submitted by two writers in each league city for a perfect total of 140 points. White Sox second baseman Alexei Ramirez, who hit 21 home runs (including four grand slams), finished second in the voting with 59 points, and Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (.280, 9 HR, 47 RBI, 50 SB, 98 R) was third at 26 points.

Longoria is the first Rays player to win the award, and seventh player to win the award with a unanimous vote. Delmon Young finished second last season.

Tampa Bay Rays’ Evan Longoria wins AL Rookie of the Year [The Heater]

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