A's 1B Matt Olson Receives Recognition in AL Rookie of the Year Voting - NBC Bay Area

A's 1B Matt Olson Receives Recognition in AL Rookie of the Year Voting

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    A's 1B Matt Olson Receives Recognition in AL Rookie of the Year Voting
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    A's 1B Matt Olson receives recognition in AL Rookie of the Year voting

    Matt Olson's second half of the season was the story of legends.

    The A's rookie first baseman went on a historic home run tear over the final two months of the season and it helped him garner a few votes in the American League Rookie of the Year voting.

    In the results announced on Monday, Olson finished fourth in the voting behind unanimous winner Aaron Judge, second-place finisher Andrew Benintendi and third-place finisher Trey Mancini.

    Olson received one second-place vote and two third-place votes. 30 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America cast ballots.

    After hitting just four home runs over 19 games from April to July, Olson was recalled from to the game on August 8 and that's when the fun began. In August, he clubbed seven home runs and followed that up with 13 more in September before a hamstring injury cut his season short on September 25.