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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.

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).

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.

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.