Rookie feats, escape artists and 'Mc' homers

Updated: June 29, 2012, 3:50 PM ET
By Jayson Stark

Welcome to another edition of Five Astounding Facts:

1 I know, in this beautiful sabermetric age we now live in, that winning a "batting title" and leading your league in "wins" aren't the glamorous feats they used to be. But …

In case you hadn't noticed, over in the American League, one rookie (Mike Trout) leads the league in hitting (at .345), while another rookie (Yu Darvish) is tied for the lead league in wins (with 10). So how many times in history, you ask, ...

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