Manager of the Year

Rays’ Kevin Cash honored as AL’s top manager

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash was named American League manager of the year, after finishing in third place in each of the previous two years.  This is the third time a Tampa Bay manager has been honored. Joe Maddon won the award while with the Rays in 2008 and…




Twins’ first-year skipper Rocco Baldelli wins Manager of the Year

Rocco Baldelli of the Minnesota Twins was named American League Manager of the Year. This election marks the second time in the AL and the eighth time overall that the award went to someone who was in his first full season as a major league manager. The Rangers’ Jeff Banister…



Braves’ Brian Snitker honored as NL’s top manager

Brian Snitker was selected as National League Manager of the Year, marking the fourth time a Braves manager has been honored. Hall of Famer Bobby Cox won the award in 1991, 2004 and 2005 (and also in 1985 in the AL with the Blue Jays). Snitker is the seventh Manager…



Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo wins Manager of the Year in debut season

Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks won the National League Manager of the Year after his first year as a major league manager. This election marked the seventh time overall and the fourth year in a row that the award went to someone who was in his first full season…


Another 1st-year manager, Dave Roberts wins NL award

Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers became the sixth manager, and third in the last three years, to win the manager of the year award in his first full season as a manager. The Texas Rangers’ Jeff Banister won in the American League last year and the Washington Nationals’…


Terry Francona adds 2nd AL manager of the year award

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, who was previously honored in 2013, is the eighth multi-winner of the award in the AL. Tony La Russa and Buck Showalter were three-time winners. The other two-time winners were Sparky Anderson, Joe Torre, Lou Piniella, Mike Scioscia and Joe Maddon (La Russa, Piniella and…