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ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
The Baseball Writers Association of America honors the outstanding rookie player in each league with the Rookie of the Year Award. The four Mets rookies who have won the award are Tom Seaver in 1967, Jon Matlack in 1972, Darryl Strawberry in 1983, and Dwight Gooden in 1984. Two other Mets rookies came close, only to lose to future Cincinnati Red immortals: Ron Hunt lost to Pete Rose in 1963, and Johnny Bench edged Jerry Koosman in 1968.
The following Mets won the ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Award while with other teams:
1951 - Willie Mays (New York Giants)
1966 - Tommie Agee (Chicago White Sox)
1976 - Butch Metzger (San Diego Padres)
1976 - Pat Zachry (Cincinnati Reds)
1985 - Vince Coleman (St. Louis Cardinals)
1993 - Mike Piazza (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1995 - Hideo Nomo (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1999 - Carlos Beltran (Kansas City Royals)

METS PLAYERS WHO HAVE WON THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD
WHILE WITH THE NEW YORK METS

Seaver
1967 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
TOM SEAVER
Matlack
1972 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
JON MATLACK
Strawberry
1983 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
DARRYL STRAWBERRY
Gooden
1984 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
DWIGHT GOODEN
deGrom
2014 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
JACOB DEGROM



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