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The SEC Just Got Rook’d

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Brent Rooker stays red-hot, named SEC Male Athlete of the Year.

Brent Rooker watches a baseball leave Dudy Noble Field after hitting a grand slam to take the lead against Kentucky. Kelly Price: @HailStatePics

The baseball season, as we all know, ended on June 12th for Mississippi State fans, but that does not mean Rooker hasn’t still been hitting homeruns. A year that started red hot for Rooker has kept going, highlighted by the Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year award, the Ferriss trophy, and becoming a member of the Twins as a first-round draft pick... but he just hit a grand slam. You can add SEC Male Athlete of the Year to a long list of awards and achievements for him. Rooker became the only SEC player to ever have at least 20 HR, 30 2B, and 75 RBIs in one season, making him a top option for the award. Of course, you can also configure the Triple Crown and leading the SEC in 8 different categories into the that winning equation as well. He joins the great Will Clark and LaToya Thomas as the only other Bulldogs to win the award.

Poll

Is Brent Rooker a Top 3 player in State Baseball history?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    Yes!
    (52 votes)
  • 2%
    No.
    (2 votes)
  • 30%
    No, more like top 5.
    (24 votes)
78 votes total Vote Now

Rooker now brings all of his accolades to Minnesota, where he also brings plenty of power, consistency, and, of course, lots of Maroon and White. While Rooker will be missed, there is some positive... we are very close to more clever Rooker hashtags, and its my guess it’ll sound a lot like #RookofTheYear.

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