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Cubs’ Ken Hubbs Named NL Rookie of the Year

Dec. 5, 1962 - Ken Hubbs (pictured) of the Chicago Cubs, the second baseman who set two major league records last season, was named the National League rookie of the year today. He played 78 consecutive games without an error, erasing the major league record of 72 set by Bobby Doerr of the Boston Red Sox in 1948. Hubbs’s 418 chances accepted without an error were 4 better than the record number Doerr handled in 1948. Hubbs, who will be 21 years old Dec. 23, gathered 19 of the 20 votes cast by the Baseball Writers Association of America.


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