This marks the third victory for Buck Showalter, who also won in 1994 with the New York Yankees and in 2004 with the Texas Rangers. He is the first manager to win for three different clubs in the same league. Tony La Russa also won the award for three clubs – two in the AL (Chicago White Sox in 1983 and Oakland Athletics in 1988 and 1992) and one in the National League (St. Louis Cardinals in 2002).
La Russa and Bobby Cox share the record with four victories overall. Cox won in the AL with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1985 and in the NL with the Atlanta Braves in 1991, 2004 and 2005. Showalter joined as three-time winners Dusty Baker (with the San Francisco Giants in 1993, 1997 and 2000), Jim Leyland (with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1990 and 1992 and with the Detroit Tigers in 2006) and Lou Piniella (1995 and 2001 with the Seattle Mariners and 2008 with the Chicago Cubs).
Showalter, who piloted Baltimore to its first AL East title in 17 years, was the third Orioles manager to be honored. The others were Frank Robinson in 1989 and Davey Johnson in 1997.
No manager was named to every ballot.
Ballots from two writers in each league city prior to postseason play are tabulated on a system that rewards five points for first place, three points for second place and one point for third place.
2014 AL Manager of the Year
|Buck Showalter, Orioles||25||3||1||135|
|Mike Scioscia, Angels||4||11||8||61|
|Ned Yost, Royals||11||8||41|
|Lloyd McClendon, Mariners||1||5||9||29|
|Terry Francona, Indians||2||2|
|Joe Girardi, Yankees||1||1|
|Bob Melvin, Athletics||1||1|
Below is a breakdown of the 30 individual ballots, submitted by two writers representing each city in the American League. Note that in some cases (*), when a city does not have enough eligible voters, a voter from another city represents that chapter. For more information on the voting, see our Voting FAQ.
|Jason Mastrodonato||Springfield Republican/MassLive.com||BOS||McClendon||Showalter||Scioscia|
|Doug Padilla||ESPN Chicago.com||CHI||Scioscia||Showalter||Yost|
|Katsushi Nagao||Kyodo News||CHI||Showalter||Scioscia||Yost|
|Paul Hoynes||NE Ohio Media Group, Cleveland Plain Dealer||CLE||Showalter||Yost||Scioscia|
|Stephanie Storm||Akron Beacon Journal||CLE||Showalter||Yost||Francona|
|John Lowe||Detroit Free Press||DET||Showalter||Yost||McClendon|
|Jon Paul Morosi||FOX Sports||DET||Showalter||Scioscia||McClendon|
|Jose de Jesus Ortiz||Houston Chronicle||HOU||Showalter||Scioscia||McClendon|
|David Coleman||Fort Bend Herald||HOU*||Showalter||Scioscia||Yost|
|Vahe Gregorian||Kansas City Star||KC||Scioscia||Yost||Showalter|
|Dave Skretta||The Associated Press||KC||Showalter||Yost||Scioscia|
|Jeff Fletcher||Orange County Register||LA||Showalter||Scioscia||Francona|
|Jim Alexander||Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise||LA||Scioscia||Showalter||McClendon|
|Tom Powers||St. Paul Pioneer Press||MIN||Showalter||Yost||Scioscia|
|Patrick Reusse||Minneapolis Star Tribune||MIN||Showalter||Scioscia||McClendon|
|Chad Jennings||The Journal News||NY||Showalter||McClendon||Scioscia|
|Jorge Ortiz||USA Today||OAK||Showalter||McClendon||Yost|
|Mark Purdy||San Jose Mercury News||OAK||Scioscia||Yost||Melvin|
|Jerry Brewer||The Seattle Times||SEA||Showalter||McClendon||Yost|
|Roger Mooney||Tampa Tribune||TB||Showalter||Scioscia||Yost|
|Marc Topkin||Tampa Bay Times||TB||Showalter||McClendon||Yost|
|Kevin Sherrington||Dallas Morning News||TEX||Showalter||Scioscia||McLendon|
|Mike Harrington||Buffalo News||TOR||Showalter||Yost||Scioscia|
|Robert MacLeod||Globe and Mail||TOR||Showalter||Yost||McClendon|