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Dodgers' Corey Seager is unanimous choice for NL rookie of the year

Dodgers' Corey Seager is unanimous choice for NL rookie of the year

For their latest rookie of the year, the Dodgers can thank one of their owners. The basketball-playing one.

Cal Ripken Jr. stood tall. Shortstops did not, at least not in a baseball world populated by the likes of Ozzie Smith, Mark Belanger and Luis Aparicio. Ripken wanted to play shortstop, so he drew his inspiration from an out-of-the-box wizard in another sport.

“I remember thinking about Magic Johnson playing the point,” Ripken said.

The lineage of big shortstops — big bodies and big success — officially extended to Corey Seager on Monday. Seager was the unanimous winner of the National League rookie-of-the-year...

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