NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore’s Buck Showalter was voted AL Manager of the Year for the third time, edging the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Scioscia and Kansas City’s Ned Yost.
Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Tuesday. He kept up his pattern of winning the award once a decade following victories with the New York Yankees in 1994 and Texas in 2004.
Scioscia was second with four firsts and 61 points and Yost third with 41 points followed by Seattle’s Lloyd McClendon with 29 points.
Showalter guided the Orioles to a 96-66 record and their first AL East title since 1997. Voting took place before the playoffs, where Baltimore swept Detroit in the Division Series and then was swept by Kansas City in the AL Championship Series.
Washington’s Matt Williams won the NL honor, the fourth first-year big league manager to win the award. He played under Showalter.