Rambo Makes History, Claims 6th Rookie of the Month

(GAME DATE — Oct. 1, 2020) — John Rambo, the rookie outfielder for the Chicago Pit Bulls, has carved his name in Bull League history with a sixth straight LL Rookie of the Month nod, giving him a clean sweep for all six months of the 2020 season, a league first.

Rambo has lit up baseball since making his debut this season straight out of spring training. He smashed the Bull League records for hits (244) and total bases (447), and came within a pair of home runs from claiming the league’s first ever batting Triple Crown. He led the LL in batting, with a .374 average, led in RBIs with 162, and was tied for second in home runs with 52, behind teammate Mike Strang.

The last time a player swept the Rookie of the Month award for a season was in 2014 when Alfonso George won it in both June and July, the only two complete months in that 82-game season.

Only two rookies had ever won the award for three months before. Tak-keung Yang (Arizona) won it in June, July and August of 2018, three of the four months of that 100-game season. Last year, Lan-quing Siew of Minneapolis took it in May, June and July.

Yang ended up winning the Rookie of the Year for the ML in 2018, but Siew did not take the annual award in 2019, instead giving way to Payton Bint of Detroit.

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