Terry Francona Wins AL Manager Of The Year

Manager, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Terry Francona, Indians 22 5 3 128
Jeff Banister, Rangers 4 12 8 64
Buck Showalter, Orioles 2 9 7 44
John Farrell, Red Sox 2 3 9 28
Joe Girardi, Yankees 1 2 5
Scott Servais, Mariners 1 1

Terry Francona, who led the Indians to the AL pennant before Cleveland blew a 3-1 lead to the Cubs in the World Series, was named AL manager of the year Tuesday by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

“I think it’s pretty evident that I love where work and who at work for and with,” Francona told MLB Network.

It is Francona’s second win; he also won in 2013, his first season in Cleveland when he led the Indians to a 92-70 mark and a wild-card berth, although they lost to the Rays in the wild-card game.

Buck Showalter, a three-time winner, finished third in the voting, behind the Rangers’ Jeff Banister.

Name Affiliation 1st 2nd 3rd
Ken Rosenthal Fox Sports Francona Showalter Banister
Dave Ginsburg Associated Press Banister Showalter Francona
Michael Silverman Boston Herald Francona Showalter Farrell
Peter Abraham Boston Globe Francona Showalter Farrell
Christina Kahrl ESPN.com Francona Banister Girardi
Phil Rogers MLB.com Banister Francona Showalter
Chris Assenheimer Chronicle-Telegram Francona Banister Farrell
Ryan Lewis Akron Beacon Journal Francona Farrell Showalter
Lynn Henning Detroit News Francona Banister Farrell
Matthew B. Mowery The Oakland Press Francona Banister Farrell
Angel H. Verdejo Jr. Houston Chronicle Showalter Francona Bannister
David Barron Houston Chronicle Banister Francona Showalter
Vahe Gregorian The Kansas City Star Francona Banister Farrell
David Skretta The Associated Press Francona Banister Farrell
Jill Painter Lopez Fox Sports West Francona Showalter Banister
Jim Alexander Riverside Press-Enterprise Francona Banister Farrell
Patrick Reusse Minneapolis Star Tribune Showalter Francona Banister
Dan Myers The Sports Xchange Banister Showalter Francona
Chad Jennings The Journal News Francona Farrell Showalter
Jared Diamond The Wall Street Journal Francona Banister Showalter
Tim Kawakami Bay Area News Group Francona Banister Farrell
Eno Sarris FanGraphs Farrell Showalter Francona
Jim Caple ESPN.com Francona Banister Showalter
Tim Booth The Associated Press Francona Banister Servais
Hal Bodley MLB.com Senior Correspondent Farrell Francona Banister
Martin Fennelly Tampa Bay Times Francona Showalter Banister
Stephen Hawkins Associated Press Francona Banister Showalter
Gil LeBreton Fort Worth Star-Telegram Francona Farrell Girardi
Jeff Blair Sportsnet Francona Girardi Banister
Mike Harrington Buffalo News Francona Showalter Banister

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