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Lefty and Michael Jack, yes, but no Manuel? 

November 6, 2019

Here’s a look at the Phillies involvement in baseball’s major awards, Cy Young, MVP, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year categories. Plus, Phillies who finished in second place. Lefty Steve Carlton and Mike Schmidt dominated in their era on the field and in the trophy room. What

Here’s a look at the Phillies involvement in baseball’s major awards, Cy Young, MVP, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year categories. Plus, Phillies who finished in second place.

Lefty Steve Carlton and Mike Schmidt dominated in their era on the field and in the trophy room. What is hard to believe ... Charlie Manuel never winning an award after five consecutive division titles, two pennants and a world championship. His team dominated, yet a Manager of the Year Award never came his way. But, hey, he has a World Series ring. Take that!

Phillies alumni

Cy Young Award

(Voted annually by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). From 1956-66 there was one Cy Young Award winner for the Major Leagues. Beginning in 1967, one was selected for each league.)

Steve Carlton (1972, 1977, 1980, 1982)
John Denny (1983)
Steve Bedrosian (1987)
Roy Halladay (2010)

Runners-up
Jim Bunning (1967, Mike McCormick)
Roy Halladay (2011, Clayton Kershaw)

MVP Award

(The BBWAA first began voting for the MVP in each league in 1931.)

OF Chuck Klein (1932)
RHP Jim Konstanty (1950)
3B Mike Schmidt (1980, 1981, 1986)
1B Ryan Howard (2006)
SS Jimmy Rollins (2007)

Runners-up
Chuck Klein (1933, Carl Hubbell)
Robin Roberts (1952, Hank Sauer)
Johnny Callison (1964, Ken Boyer)
Greg Luzinski (1975, Joe Morgan)
Greg Luzinski (1977, George Foster)
Lenny Dykstra (1993, Barry Bonds)
Ryan Howard (2008, Albert Pujols)

Rookie of the Year

(A bit complicated because there have been two groups that have been selecting -- The Sporting News (TSN) and the BBWAA. The BBWAA awards are recognized as “official.”)

RHP Jack Sanford (1957)
3B Dick Allen (1964)
3B Scott Rolen (1997)
1B Ryan Howard (2005)

Runners-up
1B Ed Bouchee, 1957
CF Willie Montanez, 1971
LHP J.A. Happ, 2009

Manager of the Year

(The BBWAA began honoring managers in 1983. Prior to that, the two wire services, The Associated Press and United Press International, made yearly selections. The AP honored winners in each league from 1959-83 and then went with one winner from 1984-2000. Unable to locate complete information concerning UPI awards history.)

Five Phillies managers have received Manager of the Year honors:

Eddie Sawyer (1950, AP, UPI)
Gene Mauch (1962, AP, UPI)
Gene Mauch (1964, AP)
Danny Ozark (1976, AP)
Jim Fregosi (1993, AP)
Larry Bowa (2001, BBWAA, 113-48 points over Jim Tracy, Los Angeles Dodgers)

BBWAA runners-up
Jim Fregosi (1993, Dusty Baker)
Charlie Manuel (2007, Bob Melvin)
Charlie Manuel (2008, Lou Piniella)