Matsui left off Topps' top rookie list
NEW YORK -- Hideki Matsui didn't make the Topps All-Rookie Team, either.
Earlier this week, Matsui was beaten by Kansas City shortstop Angel Berroa in voting for American League Rookie of the Year. Yankees owner George Steinbrenner criticized two voters who left Matsui off their ballots -- the two voters said they didn't think veterans of the Japanese major leagues should be eligible.
Balloting was done by major league managers in September. Managers could vote for players on their own teams.
Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press
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