Tigers' Verlander, Marlins' Ramirez are top rookies

Updated: November 14, 2006, 8:31 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Right after Hanley Ramirez heard he was the NL Rookie of the Year, he started getting congratulatory calls from his Florida Marlins teammates.

That was only fitting, because some of his toughest competition came from all those other baby-faced players inside his own clubhouse.

Ramirez edged Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman in a tight race for NL honors, and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander took home the AL award when balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association ...

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