Mike Trout was awarded the Oscar Charleston Legacy Award as the MVP of the AL League by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on Friday.
Angels Mike Trout and Pirates Andrew McCutchen win the Oscar Charleston Legacy Award as AL & NL MVP respectively. #buck101— negroleaguesmuseum (@nlbmprez) November 17, 2012
The AL Rookie of the year lost out on Major League Baseball's MVP award earlier this week to Miguel Cabrera.
The Legacy Awards are given out annually by the NLBM since 2000. Oscar Charleston was a center fielder and manager in the Negro Leagues from 1915 to 1945. He held a life time average of .353 and slugging percentage of .576. Charleston was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976.
Much has been made of the phenomenal season Trout had as he put together one of the finest rookie campaigns in MLB history. Trout ended the year with a .326/.399/.564 split while hitting 30 home runs and garnering 83 RBIs and swiping 49 bases.
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was awarded the National League's Legacy Award.