Manager of the Year


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…


Joe Maddon wins 2015 NL Manager of the Year, his 3rd honor

This is the third Manager of the Year Award overall for Joe Maddon, who won in the American League with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008 and 2011. He is the seventh manager to have the won the award in both leagues, joining Bobby Cox (1985 with the Toronto Blue…


Rangers’ Banister wins AL Manager of the Year in debut season

This election marked the first time the American League award went to someone who was in his first full season as a manager and the fifth time overall. The other four first-year winners were in the National League: Hal Lanier with the Houston Astros in 1986, Dusty Baker with the…


Nationals’ Matt Williams wins Manager of the Year in debut season

This election marked the fourth time the award went to someone who was in his first full season as a manager. All have been in the NL. The others: Hal Lanier with the Houston Astros in 1986, Dusty Baker with the San Francisco Giants in 1993 and Joe Girardi with…




Clint Hurdle wins Manager of the Year after ending Pirates playoff drought

Clint Hurdle, who steered the Pittsburgh Pirates to the franchise’s first winning season in 21 years, was voted National League Manager of the Year in balloting by the BBWAA that was announced on MLB Network. Hurdle, 56, placed first on 25 ballots from the 30 submitted by two writers representing…