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Yanks' owner calls voting 'great injustice'

Updated: November 11, 2003, 8:38 PM ET
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TAMPA -- One day after his outfielder Hideki Matsui lost a close battle for AL rookie of the year honors to Kansas City's Angel Berroa, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner decried Matsui's being excluded from two ballots.

Berroa won the award by a vote of 88-84 Monday, the closest rookie race in 24 years.

Steinbrenner is steamed that Matsui, a 29-year-old who was a three-time MVP of Japan's Central League prior to joining the Yankees, was left off by two writers who did not feel he should ...

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