What does ROY stand for?

Rookie of the Year

An acronym that stands for the annual award given to the player who performs best during his rookie year, which is his first year.

The award is given out in many sporting leagues, including the 4 major U.S. sporting leagues, which are the MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL. The NFL gives out the ROY awards to the best offensive and defensive rookie.


Mike Trout won ROY in 2012 but also should have won MVP that year too!

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Updated December 31, 2014

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