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Gardenhire finally wins Manager of the Year

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 17, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

In what seemed to be a two-man race, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has finally won the American League Manager of the Year award, beating second-place finisher Ron Washington. Gardenhire had previously been the runner-up five times.

The Padres Bud Black won in the National League.

I didn’t have a Manager of the Year vote this year — I voted for the rookies* — but my vote would certainly have gone to Gardenhire. I’m actually a little surprised at how many second-place votes went to Joe Maddon. Nothing against Maddon, I just thought Gardenhire and Washington, in either order, were easy choices at 1 and 2.

Joe Girardi got one third-place vote and finished sixth in the final standings.

1st 2nd 3rd Points
Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota Twins 16 8 4 108
Ron Washington, Texas Rangers 10 8 7 81
Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays 1 10 9 44
Terry Francona, Boston Red Sox 2 7 13
Cito Gaston, Toronto Blue Jays 1 5
Joe Girardi, New York Yankees 1 1

* My Rookie of the Year ballot: 1. Feliz, 2. Jackson, 3. Davis.




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