New York, NY (Sports Network) - Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole won the
National League Rookie of the Month award for September.
The 23-year-old right-hander went 4-0 with a 1.69 earned run average in five
starts, helping the Pirates clinch their first playoff berth since 1992. Cole
recorded 39 strikeouts over 32 innings pitched.
Other rookies considered for the honor included Miami hurler Jose Fernandez,
St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams and Cincinnati speedster Billy Hamilton.
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