NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers throws to first for the out against the New York Yankees on June 3, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has been selected as the shortstop on the 2009 Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team as announced today by The Topps Company.
The 21-year-old batted .267 with 6 home runs, 72 runs, and 40 RBI in 145 games for Texas in his rookie season, spending the bulk of the campaign as the youngest position player in the major leagues. He led all A.L. rookies in hits (128), runs, total bases (179), triples (8), and stolen bases (33).
Andrus becomes the 13th Texas player ever named to the Topps Rookie All-Star Team.
Andrus was selected as winner of the Larry Doby Award in the A.L. by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The museum honored Andrus as part of their Legacy Awards, established in 2000, which annually recognize the best major league baseball players, managers, and executives with awards given in the name and spirit of Negro Leagues legends.