Manager of the Year

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…




Rays Skipper Joe Maddon wins Manager of the Year again

Joe Maddon, who guided Tampa Bay from a nine-game deficit in the wild-card standings on Sept. 3 to the Rays’ third playoff appearance in four seasons, was named the American League Manager of the Year for the second time in his career. Maddon, 57, was listed first on 26 of…


Kirk Gibson wins NL Manager of the Year

Kirk Gibson, who directed the Arizona Diamondbacks in a worst-to-first season as winners of the National League West title, was voted NL Manager of the Year in balloting by the BBWAA. Gibson, 54, placed first on 28 ballots and second on the other four of the 32 ballots, submitted by…