There has been an insane number of awe-inspiring first-year campaigns in sports in the United States over the last ten years. Karl-Anthony Towns, for instance, had one of the greatest rookie seasons of all time this year.
In 2011, Cam Newton was the one dominating the NFL rookie season; Mike Trout also had a great season, but the first MLB Triple Crown in almost 50 years prevented him from taking the MVP hardware home. Apart from these, there have been many more sensational rookie seasons in a variety of major sports that deserve to be recognized, which we will do now. Here are the 12 raddest rookie seasons of the last decade.