MLB awards week chugs along with the announcement of the Angels’ Mike Scioscia winning AL manager of the year and the Rockies’ Jim Tracy winning it for the NL.
Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels and Jim Tracy of the Colorado Rockies, whose perseverance was their virtue battling through tragedy, grief and slow starts, were rewarded Wednesday by winning the 2009 manager of the year awards in their respective leagues.
Scioscia received 15 of 28 first-place votes and 106 points overall, beating out Minnesota’s Ron Gardenhire (six first-place votes, 72 points), New York’s Joe Girardi (four and 34), Seattle’s Don Wakamatsu (two and 19), Texas’ Ron Washington (one and 19) and Detroit’s Jim Leyland (two points).
Tracy received 29 of 32 first-place votes and 151 points overall, topping St. Louis’ Tony La Russa (two and 55), Los Angeles’ Joe Torre (one and 33), Atlanta’s Bobby Cox (21 points), San Francisco’s Bruce Bochy (18), Philadelphia’s Charlie Manuel (10), Florida’s Fredi Gonzalez (four) and San Diego’s Bud Black (two).
Not much to argue here. Or is there?