New York Mets 1987 Road poly/nylon knit jersey # 16
In 1947, the first Rookie of the year Award was presented to the legendary Jackie Robinson. 40 years after Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball and won the Rookie of the Year Award, they renamed it after him. "The Jackie Robinson Award" was presented to the top rookie player in each league. The New York Mets struggled with off the field problems and couldn't find their way back to the playoffs to defend their title. Dwight Gooden continued to pitch well, winning 15 games despite taking a hiatus during the heart of the season.