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Tradition: Topps Names All Rookie Team

The Topps Major League Rookie All-Star team began in 1959 with Willie McCovey being the first of 18 future Hall of Famers named to the squad (others include Johnny Bench, Rod Carew, Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Carlton Fisk, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan, Eddie Murray, Tony Perez, Kirby Puckett, Jim Rice, Cal Ripken, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo, Tom Seaver, Ozzie Smith and Billy Williams).

The Rookie All-Stars will each have a trophy on their 2013 trading card in Topps Baseball, with Series One due out in early February.

Since 1959, Topps has annually bestowed honors on minor leaguers, baseball scouts and the Baseball Organization of the Year.

Here’s the 2012 Topps All-Rookie team:

1B Anthony Rizzo, Cubs (87 games, 15 HR, 48 RBI, .285)
2B Steve Lombardozzi, Nationals (126, 3, 27, .273)
SS Zack Cozart, Reds (138, 15, 35, .246)
3B Todd Frazier, Reds (128, 19, 67, .273)
OF Mike Trout, Angels  (139, 30, 83, .326)
OF Bryce Harper, Nationals (139, 22, 59, .270)
OF Yoenis Cespedes, A’s (129, 23, 82, .292)
C Wilin Rosario, Rockies  (117, 28, 71, .270)

LHP Wade Miley, D’backs (194.2 IP, 16-11, 3.33, 144 K, 37 BB)

RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers (191.1 IP, 16-9, 3.90, 221 K, 89 BB)

RP Addison Reed, White Sox (55 IP, 29 Saves, 4.75, 54 K, 18BB)

 

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