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    Can you (you = anyone but bambam) name an Olympic track & field finalist who the next year was named Rookie Of The Year in one of the major North American sports leagues?
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    Well, I don't know it. I just thought of 4 possibles but all were wrong (2 NFL, 1 NBA, 1 NHL)
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    bob hayes?
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    One problem with the determination of "Rookie of the Year" is that there are multiple sources of the award sometimes within the same sport.

    ps - the answer both surprises me and doesn't surprise me at the same time.
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    Apps was the fifth NHL ROY
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    Hayes is too obvious....bambam would have got that right off.
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    Great question....a Canadian...should have known since gh came up with it....
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    Who was bambam's wrong NHL answer if Apps was the right answer?
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    A good question....it's a limited field and Apps is the only I could find with an athletics background.
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    Who was bambam's wrong NHL answer if Apps was the right answer?
    Since its been revealed Apps was my NHL guy - when I looked him up on Wikipedia I didn't see any mention of Rookie-of-the-Year and I didn't think they had such an award back then. I goofed because I forgot the Calder Trophy was for the Rookie-of-the-Year. An amazing athlete - also with a an Olympic legacy.

    Gillian Apps, who played for Canada in ice hockey in 2006-10-14, is his granddaughter.

    Darren Barber, a grandson of Apps, rowed for Canada at the 1992-96 Olympics
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