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2007 SB Nation Manager Of The Year Awards

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Of the sixteen NL managers, only six (Willie Randolph, Fredi Gonzalez, Jim Tracy, Pete Mackanin, and Cecil Cooper; the latter two replaced others who were fired earlier in the year) didn't get any votes.

Ten AL managers got votes, including BOTH Seattle managers, even though Mike Hargrove's .577 percentage was far better than John McLaren's .512.

I confess I find myself a little puzzled by whoever gave Manny Acta a first-place vote.

The point system is the same as for Rookie of the Year -- five points for first, three for second, one for third.

National League 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Bob Melvin 10 5 2 67
Charlie Manuel 3 5 4 34
Clint Hurdle 3 3 3 27
Lou Piniella 3 2 3 24
Manny Acta 1 2 3 14
Bud Black - 3 2 11
Bobby Cox 1 - 1 6
Ned Yost - 1 1 4
Tony LaRussa - - 1 1
Bruce Bochy - - 1 1
American League 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Eric Wedge 16 3 - 89
Joe Torre 1 7 3 29
Mike Scioscia 2 4 6 28
Mike Hargrove - 1 4 8
Terry Francona - 1 3 6
Ozzie Guillen - 1 1 4
John McLaren - 1 - 3
Buddy Bell - 1 - 3
Sam Perlozzo - - 1 1
Ron Washington - - 1 1

My votes:

  1. Melvin
  2. Manuel
  3. Piniella
Mike's votes:
  1. Piniella
  2. Manuel
  3. Melvin

If I'd have had a vote in the AL balloting, it would have gone to Torre -- I thought he did a magnificent job of getting a team with almost no starting pitching to the postseason, and I think the Yankees will dearly miss him in 2008.