Manager of the Year

Bud Black wins Manager of the Year by narrowest margin

Bud Black of the San Diego Padres narrowly out-pointed Dusty Baker of the Cincinnati Reds to win the National League Manager of the Year Award in one of the closest races in the history of BBWAA balloting. Black’s victory was by a single point, marking the third time in NL…


Five-time runner-up Ron Gardenhire wins Manager of the Year

Ron Gardenhire, who had been the runner-up in five previous elections, finished on top in 2010 in winning the American League Manager of the Year Award for the first time in balloting by the BBWAA. Gardenhire, 53, was listed first on 16 of the 28 ballots cast by two writers…


Mike Scioscia wins 2nd Manager of the Year

Mike Scioscia, who guided the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to their third consecutive American League West title, was elected the AL Manager of the Year in balloting by the BBWAA. It was the second time Scioscia won the award. He was also honored in the Angels’ championship season of…


After taking over in May, Jim Tracy wins Manager of the Year award

Jim Tracy, who took over the Colorado Rockies in late May when they were in last place and led them to the National League wild card, was named NL Manager of the Year in balloting by the BBWAA. It marked only the second time a manager hired in mid-season was…


Joe Maddon honored after managing surprising Rays

Joe Maddon, who guided the Tampa Bay Rays to the American League pennant one year after having the worst record in the major leagues, was elected the AL Manager of the Year in balloting by the BBWAA. He is the first Tampa Bay manager honored with the award, which the…


Lou Piniella wins NL Manager of the Year

Lou Piniella, who led the Chicago Cubs to their second consecutive National League Central title and the best record in the league, was named NL Manager of the Year in balloting by the BBWAA. It was the third Manager of the Year Award for Piniella, who won twice in the…


Indians skipper Eric Wedge wins AL Manager of the Year

Eric Wedge, who piloted the Cleveland Indians to the American League Central title and shared with the Boston Red Sox the best record in the majors in 2007, was elected AL Manager of the Year in balloting by the BBWAA. He is the first Cleveland manager honored with the award,…


Diamondbacks’ Bob Melvin wins Manager of the Year

Bob Melvin, who guided the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 90-victory season and first place in the National League West, was elected NL Manager of the Year in balloting by the BBWAA. Melvin was named first on 19 of 32 ballots submitted by two writers in each league city, second on…


After leading young Marlins, Joe Girardi wins Manager of the Year

Joe Girardi, who had a Florida Marlins team with a $12-million payroll and a roster loaded with rookies fighting for a wild-card berth in mid-September, was voted the National League Manager of the Year in balloting by the BBWAA. Girardi was named first on 18 of 32 ballots submitted by…


Jim Leyland wins 3rd Manager of the Year

Jim Leyland, who directed the Detroit Tigers into post-season play for the first time in 19 years and ended a franchise-worst stretch of 12 losing seasons, was elected American League Manager of the Year in balloting by the BBWAA. Leyland, 61, was the only manager listed on all 28 ballots…