Bob Melvin is the eighth manager to win the Manager of the Year award three or more times. He won in the AL with the Athletics in 2012 and in the NL with the Diamondbacks in 2007.
Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa share the record with four victories apiece. Cox won in the AL with the Blue Jays in 1985 and in the NL with the Braves in 1991, 2004 and 2005. La Russa won in the AL with the White Sox in 1983, with the A’s in 1988 and 1992 and in the NL with the Cardinals in 2002.
Other three-time winners were Dusty Baker in the NL with the Giants in 1993, 1997 and 2000; Buck Showalter in the AL with the Yankees in 1994, the Rangers in 2004 and the Orioles in 2014; Jim Leyland in the NL with the Pirates in 1990 and 1992 and in the AL with the Tigers in 2006; Joe Maddon in the AL with the Rays in 2008 and 2011 and in the NL with the Cubs in 2015, and Lou Piniella in the AL with the Mariners in 1995 and 2001 and in the NL with the Cubs in 2008.
This the fourth time an Oakland manager has won. Melvin won in 2012 and La Russa in 1988 and 1992.
No manager was named on every ballot.
Ballots, submitted prior to postseason play, were cast by two writers in each league city. They are tabulated on a system that rewards five points for first place, three points for second place and one point for third place.
2018 AL Manager of the Year
|Bob Melvin, Athletics||18||10||1||121|
|Alex Cora, Red Sox||7||11||11||79|
|Kevin Cash, Rays||5||6||14||57|
|A.J. Hinch, Astros||3||2||11|
|Aaron Boone, Yankees||2||2|
Below is a breakdown of the 30 individual ballots, submitted by two writers representing each city in the American League. For more information on the voting, see our Voting FAQ.
|William Lloyd Ladson||MLB.com||BAL||Cash||Melvin||Cora|
|Jen McCaffrey||The Athletic||BOS||Cora||Melvin||Cash|
|Scot Gregor||Daily Herald||CHI||Melvin||Cash||Cora|
|Tony Andracki||NBC Sports Chicago||CHI||Melvin||Cora||Hinch|
|Ryan Lewis||Akron Beacon Journal||CLE||Cash||Melvin||Cora|
|T.J. Zuppe||The Athletic||CLE||Cash||Melvin||Cora|
|Evan Woodbery||MLive Media Group||DET||Melvin||Cora||Cash|
|Pat Caputo||Oakland Press||DET||Melvin||Cash||Cora|
|David Skretta||The Associated Press||KC||Cora||Cash||Boone|
|Maria Torres||KC Star/LA Times||KC||Melvin||Cora||Cash|
|Nobuhiro Saito||Nikkan Sports News||LA||Melvin||Hinch||Boone|
|Patrick Reusse||Minneapolis Star Tribune||MIN||Cash||Melvin||Cora|
|Pete Caldera||Bergen Record||NY||Cora||Melvin||Cash|
|Daniel Brown||San Jose Mercury News||OAK||Melvin||Cash||Cora|
|Eno Sarris||The Athletic||OAK||Cash||Melvin||Cora|
|Chris Cwik||Yahoo Sports||SEA||Melvin||Cora||Cash|
|TJ Cotterill||The News Tribune||SEA||Melvin||Cora||Cash|
|Marc Topkin||Tampa Bay Times||TB||Melvin||Cash||Cora|
|Tom Jones||Tampa Bay Times||TB||Melvin||Cora||Cash|
|Kevin Sherrington||Dallas Morning News||TEX||Cora||Melvin||Cash|
|Stefan Stevenson||Fort Worth Star-Telegram||TEX||Cora||Hinch||Melvin|
|Ian Harrison||Associated Press||TOR||Melvin||Cora||Cash|
|Laura Armstrong||Toronto Star||TOR||Melvin||Cora||Cash|