10/20/09 6:00 PM EST
Happ wins Sporting News rookie award
Phils lefty began year in bullpen, then thrived as starter
By Todd Zolecki / MLB.com
Happ still pitched well.
He went 12-4 with a 2.93 ERA in 35 games (23 starts) as Sporting News on Tuesday named Happ its National League Rookie of the Year, as selected by a panel of 338 Major League players.
"Over the course of the season, if you try to be consistent and play the game the right way, I think guys will take notice of that, and it's definitely an honor that they did," Happ said during a workout Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.