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Nov '14 12

Buck Showalter, Matt Williams get named MLB Manager of the Year

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Press Release Baseball Writer’s Association of America

Baseball Writers Association of America

American League Manager of the Year Award:

BUCK SHOWALTER, Baltimore Orioles

                Here are the voting results of the 2014 American League Manager of the Year Award. Ballots from two writers in each league city prior to postseason play are tabulated on a system that rewards five points for first place, three points for second place and one point for third place.

Manager, Club                                                                     1st            2nd           3rd           Points

Buck Showalter, Baltimore Orioles                                25             3              1            132

Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim               4            11              8              61

Ned Yost, Kansas City Royals                                                          11              8              41

Lloyd McClendon, Seattle Mariners                                 1              5              9              29

Terry Francona, Cleveland Indians                                                                   2                2

Joe Girardi, New York Yankees                                                                            1                1

Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics                                                                          1                1

It marked the third victory for Showalter, who also won in 1994 with the New York Yankees and in 2004 with the Texas Rangers. He is the first manager to win for three different clubs in the same league. Tony La Russa also won the award for three clubs – two in the AL (Chicago White Sox in 1983 and Oakland Athletics in 1988 and 1992) and one in the National League (St. Louis Cardinals in 2002).

La Russa and Bobby Cox share the record with four victories overall. Cox won in the AL with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1985 and in the NL with the Atlanta Braves in 1991, 2004 and 2005. Showalter joined as three-time winners Dusty Baker (with the San Francisco Giants in 1993, 1997 and 2000), Jim Leyland (with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1990 and 1992 and with the Detroit Tigers in 2006) and Lou Piniella (with the Seattle Mariners in 1995 and 2001 and with the Chicago Cubs in 2008).

Showalter, who piloted Baltimore to its first AL East title in 17 years, was the third Orioles manager to be honored. The others were Frank Robinson in 1989 and Davey Johnson in 1997.

No manager was named to every ballot.

Previous winners: 2013 Terry Francona, Cleveland Indians; 2012 Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics; 2011 Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays; 2010 Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota Twins; 2009 Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; 2008 Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays; 2007 Eric Wedge, Cleveland Indians; 2006 Jim Leyland, Detroit Tigers; 2005 Ozzie Guillen, Chicago White Sox; 2004 Buck Showalter, Texas Rangers; 2003 Tony Pena, Kansas City Royals; 2002 Mike Scioscia, Anaheim Angels; 2001 Lou Piniella, Seattle Mariners; 2000 Jerry Manuel, Chicago White Sox; 1999 Jimy Williams, Boston Red Sox; 1998 Joe Torre, New York Yankees; 1997 Davey Johnson, Baltimore Orioles; 1996 (Tie) Johnny Oates, Texas Rangers, and Joe Torre, New York Yankees; 1995 Lou Piniella, Seattle Mariners; 1994 Buck Showalter, New York Yankees; 1993 Gene Lamont, Chicago White Sox; 1992 Tony La Russa, Oakland Athletics; 1991 Tom Kelly, Minnesota Twins; 1990 Jeff Torborg, Chicago White Sox; 1989 Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles; 1988 Tony La Russa, Oakland Athletics; 1987 Sparky Anderson, Detroit Tigers; 1986 John McNamara, Boston Red Sox; 1985 Bobby Cox, Toronto Blue Jays; 1984 Sparky Anderson, Detroit Tigers; 1983 Tony La Russa, Chicago White Sox.

Baseball Writers’ Association of America

National League Manager of the Year Award:

MATT WILLIAMS, Washington Nationals

                Here are the voting results of the 2014 National League Manager of the Year Award. Ballots from two writers in each league city prior to postseason play are tabulated on a system that rewards five points for first place, three points for second place and one point for third place.

Manager, Club                                                                     1st            2nd           3rd           Points

Matt Williams, Washington Nationals                          18             6              1            109

Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh Pirates                                         8            12              4              80

Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants                                  3              3              6              30

Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals                                                   5              3              18

Mike Redmond, Miami Marlins                                          1              2              5              16

Don Mattingly, Los Angeles Dodgers                                                1              9              12

Ron Roenicke, Milwaukee Brewers                                                   1                                3

Bud Black, San Diego Padres                                                                             1                1

Terry Collins, New York Mets                                                                              1                1

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 the Florida Marlins in 2006.

Williams, who directed the Nationals to the NL East title by a 17-game margin with a 96-66 record, was the second Nationals manager honored and the fourth in franchise history. The other winner in Washington was Davey Johnson in 2012. Winners with the former Montreal Expos (1969-2004) were Buck Rogers in 1987 and Felipe Alou in 1994.

No manager was named to every ballot.

Previous winners:

2013 Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh Pirates; 2012 Davey Johnson, Washington Nationals; 2011 Kirk Gibson, Arizona Diamondbacks; 2010 Bud Black, San Diego Padres, 2009 Jim Tracy, Colorado Rockies; 2008 Lou Piniella, Chicago Cubs; 2007 Bob Melvin, Arizona Diamondbacks; 2006 Joe Girardi, Florida Marlins; 2005 Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves; 2004 Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves; 2003 Jack McKeon, Florida Marlins; 2002 Tony La Russa, St. Louis Cardinals; 2001 Larry Bowa, Philadelphia Phillies; 2000 Dusty Baker, San Francisco Giants; 1999 Jack McKeon, Cincinnati Reds; 1998 Larry Dierker, Houston Astros; 1997 Dusty Baker, San Francisco Giants;  1996 Bruce Bochy, San Diego Padres; 1995 Don Baylor, Colorado Rockies; 1994 Felipe Alou, Montreal Expos; 1993 Dusty Baker, San Francisco Giants; 1992 Jim Leyland, Pittsburgh Pirates; 1991 Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves; 1990 Jim Leyland, Pittsburgh Pirates; 1989 Don Zimmer, Chicago Cubs; 1988 Tommy Lasorda, Los Angeles Dodgers; 1987 Buck Rogers, Montreal Expos; 1986 Hal Lanier, Houston Astros; 1985 Whitey Herzog, St. Louis Cardinals; 1984 Jim Frey, Chicago Cubs; 1983 Tommy Lasorda, Los Angeles Dodgers.


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