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Corbin Carroll reflects on his initial reaction upon winning Rookie of the Year

Oct 19, 2023; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Corbin Carroll (7) is illuminated by a shaft of light against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 6th inning during Game 3 of the NLCS at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic

On Monday, Corbin Carroll became the first player in Diamondbacks franchise history to be named Rookie of the Year, and he also became the 14th player in MLB history to win the award unanimously.

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The last player to win Rookie of the Year unanimously was Cody Bellinger in 2017.

Standing behind Corbin during the announcement were his teammates, including Brandon Pfaadt, Geraldo Perdomo, Alek Thomas, and Pavin Smith.

After the celebration died down a bit, Carroll spoke with the MLB network about his initial reactions.

Corbin explained how the long playoff run that the Diamondbacks embarked on has made them a much more “connected and dangerous team.”

Then, in a true heartwarming moment, Carroll showed his family around him, including his sister, who was on facetime due to school.

Carroll went on to say, “This was a group effort.”

While Carroll’s career may just be beginning, he has already collected a long list of records.

In addition to securing the title of the first Diamondback to win Rookie of the Year, he etched his name in baseball history by being the first player to achieve the remarkable feat of hitting 25 home runs and stealing 50 bases in a single season.

Furthermore, he solidified his place as the youngest player in MLB postseason history to record three hits and two stolen bases in a playoff game.

As long as Carroll remains in Arizona, the Diamondbacks appear to be in good shape.

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