J. A. Happ finished second in the 2009 balloting for the National League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Previously, his peers, through The Sporting News, selected him as the NL's top rookie.
National League Rookie of the Year
RHP Jack Sanford, 1957 (BBWAA)
1B Ed Bouchee, 1957 (TSN)
3B Dick Allen, 1964 (BBWAA, TSN)
OF Lonnie Smith, 1980 (TSN)
2B Juan Samuel, 1984 (TSN)
3B Scott Rolen, 1997 (BBWAA)
1B Ryan Howard, 2005 (BBWAA)
LHP J. A. Happ, 2009 (TSN)
Major League Rookie of the Year
OF Del Ennis, 1946 (TSN)
OF Richie Ashburn, 1948 (TSN)
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