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Torey Lovullo named 2017 BBWAA NL Manager of the Year

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has been named the 2017 National League Manager of the Year, as announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). Lovullo is the third D-backs manager to win the honors, joining Bob Melvin (2007) and Kirk Gibson (2011).
November 14, 2017

PHOENIX - Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has been named the 2017 National League Manager of the Year, as announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). Lovullo is the third D-backs manager to win the honors, joining Bob Melvin (2007) and Kirk Gibson (2011).Lovullo, who was named the

PHOENIX - Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has been named the 2017 National League Manager of the Year, as announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). Lovullo is the third D-backs manager to win the honors, joining Bob Melvin (2007) and Kirk Gibson (2011).
Lovullo, who was named the club's eighth manager on November 4, 2016, is the seventh manager to garner the honor in his first season as a manager: Hal Lanier in 1986 (Houston Astros), Dusty Baker in 1993 (San Francisco Giants), Joe Girardi in 2006 (Florida Marlins), Matt Williams in 2014 (Washington Nationals), Jeff Banister in 2015 (Texas Rangers) and Dave Roberts in 2016 (Los Angeles Dodgers).
Lovullo guided the D-backs to a second-place finish in the NL West in 2017, and a Wild Card win over the Colorado Rockies in his first season. His 93 wins were the most by an Arizona manager in his first 162 games, 1 more than Bob Brenly's 92 in 2001, and were 24 victories more than their total of 69 in 2016, the second-largest win difference in the Majors behind the Minnesota Twins (26), and fourth-best increase in a single-season in franchise history.
In 2017, Arizona led the Majors with a +291 run differential increase from last season, and set a club record with a 13-game winning streak from August 24-September 6. The D-backs' 52 home wins were 19 more than their 2016 total (33), tied for the second most in franchise history (also: 1999), and their 45 victories vs. NL West opponents tied the club mark (also: 2001).
Lovullo placed first on 18 ballots, second on 5 and third on 6 from the 30 submitted by 2 writers in each NL league city to score 111 points, based on the 5-3-1 tabulation system.