Manager of the Year Award

The Manager of the Year Award is an honor given annually since 1983, to the best managers in the American League (AL) and the National League (NL). The winner is voted on by 28 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). Each places a vote for first, second, and third place among the managers of each league. The manager with the highest score in each league wins the prestigious Manager of the Year Award.

"Guys ask me, don't I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl?" - Tommy Lasorda (1983 & 1988 National League Manager of the Year)
American League Manager of the Year Award

American League Manager of the Year Award

Managers of the Year in Chronological Order

Year
A.L. Manager of the Year (Qty)
Team / Roster
Division
Finish
Record
West
1 st
99-63
East
1 st
104-58
East
1 st
99-62

John McNamara (1)

East
1 st
95-66
East
1 st
98-64
West
1 st
104-58
East
2 nd
87-55
West
2 nd
94-68
West
1 st
95-67
West
1 st
96-66
West
1 st
94-68

Buck Showalter (1)

East
1 st
70-43
West
1 st
79-66
West
1 st
90-72
East
1 st
92-70
East
1 st
98-64
East
1 st
114-48
East
2 nd
94-68
Central
1 st
95-67
West
1 st
116-46
West
2 nd
99-63
Central
3 rd
83-79

Buck Showalter (2)

West
3 rd
89-73
Central
1 st
99-63

Jim Leyland (3)

Central
2 nd
95-67
Central
1 st
96-66

Joe Maddon (1)

East
1 st
97-65
West
1 st
97-65
Central
1 st
94-68
Joe Maddon (2)
East
2 nd
91-71
West
1 st
94-68
Central
2 nd
92-70
Buck Showalter (3)
East
1 st
96-66
West
1 st
88-74
Central
1 st
94-67
Central
2 nd
85-77
West
2 nd
97-65
Central
1 st
101-61

2020

Not Yet Announced (11-2020)

--

--
--
--

Year

A.L. Manager of the Year (Qty)
Team / Roster
Division
Finish
Record

American League Manager of the Year Award | Bold = Member of Baseball Hall of Fame

National League Manager of the Year Award

National League Manager of the Year Award

Managers of the Year in Chronological Order

Year
N.L. Manager of the Year (Qty)
Team / Roster
Division
Finish
Record
West
1 st
91-71

Jim Frey (1)

East
1 st
96-65
East
1 st
101-61
West
1 st
96-66
East
3 rd
91-71
West
1 st
94-67
East
1 st
93-69

Jim Leyland (1)

East
1 st
95-67
West
1 st
94-68

Jim Leyland (2)

East
1 st
96=66
East
2 nd
103-59
East
1 st
74-40
West
2 nd
77-67
West
1 st
91-71
West
1 st
90-72
Central
1 st
102-60

Jack McKeon (1)

Central
2 nd
96-67
West
1 st
97-65
East
2 nd
86-76
Central
1 st
97-65

Jack McKeon (2)

East
2 nd
75-49
East
1 st
96-66
East
1 st
90-72
East
4 th
78-84
West
1 st
90-72
Central
1 st
97-64
West
2 nd
92-70
West
2 nd
90-72
West
1 st
94-68
East
1 st
98-64
Central
2 nd
94-68
East
1 st
96-66
Joe Maddon (3)
Central
3 rd
97-65
West
1 st
91-71
West
2 nd
93-69
Brian Snitker (1)
East
1 st
90-72
Mike Shildt (1)
Central
1 st
91-71
2020

Not Yet Announced (11-2020)

--

--
--
--

Year

N.L. Manager of the Year (Qty)
Team / Roster
Division
Finish
Record

National League Manager of the Year Award | Bold = Member of Baseball Hall of Fame



Bobby Cox was the first manager to win the BBWAA Manager of the Year Award in each league. Tony La Russa was the first manager to receive the BBWAA Manager of the Year Award on four different occasions and in 2002, became the second manager to win the award at least once in each league, joining Cox .
The voting system awards five points to the managers for first place, three for second place, and one for third place. Those votes are combined and the manager with the highest score from each respective league wins.
Did you know that Joe Girardi is the only manager to win the award after fielding a team (the 2006 Florida Marlins ) with a losing record (78-84)?
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20h
Willie Mays, in 1955, had 51 HRs & 24 SB, 1st in #MLB history with a 50-20 season. Brady Anderson, born OTD1964, di… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac17 Jan
Carl Hubbell went 23-12 in '33, won MVP & signed a new contract OTD1934, a $6,000 raise. On #BaseballAlmanac, you c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac16 Jan
TRIVIA TIME: He died OTD1965. He set the still-standing #MLB record for triples in a season by a rookie. [Answer:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac16 Jan
OTD1974: The Baseball Writers' Association of America (@officialBBWAA) put Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford in the Hall… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac16 Jan
Happy Birthday Brooks Conrad. Born OTD1980, he hit a walk-off super slam, making a little #MLB history, making a li… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac16 Jan
CURT FLOOD: OTD1970 he filed a $1 million lawsuit against Commish Kuhn & MLB, alleging violation of federal antitru… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac15 Jan
It's only "Haderade" days until Opening Day 2020! Number 71 has been worn 70 times, first by Johnny Hodapp in 1929.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac15 Jan
NOT A TOPPS TYPO: Mike Marshall, born OTD1943, appeared in 106 games in 1974, setting NL / MLB record for most game… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac15 Jan
OTD1942: The President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, sent his "Green Light Letter" to the Commission… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac15 Jan
Baseball Movie Checklist: When "For The Love of the Game" was released, in 1999, we built this page, and we now hav… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac15 Jan
@expos_exposed You nailed it! The name stuck with him, and clearly inspired him to record the song later in his life.
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac14 Jan
#TuesdayTrivia: You know who that future #HOF pitcher is on the left (@ClaytonKersh22), but did you know Kersh face… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac14 Jan
OTD1928: Alfred James Reach passed away. His business, A.J. Reach Company, was once the largest manufacturer of spo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac14 Jan
Happy Birthday to Terry Forster. DYK he once appeared on the David Letterman show AND he once recorded a novelty so… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac14 Jan
You are welcome Kyle, and if we can EVER make that piece of cake even better, please don't hesitate to let us know… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac13 Jan
Bob Forsch: Born OTD1950. DYK he was the first pitcher in MLB history to win a Silver Slugger Award? Read about his… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac12 Jan
Searching through OLD issues of The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) courtesy of Newspapers (@_newspapers) to find a sol… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac12 Jan
Why is Bill Madlock happy? Because today is his birthday! And, he won four batting titles. And, he once made a litt… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac11 Jan
UPDATED: Patsy Tebeau. Added GREAT quote about his perspective on the way baseball should be played. Then, I integr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac11 Jan
@rip_mlb @baseball_ref I appreciate you tagging us. We were using the date from his actual death certificate, but I… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Desktop Version