The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award

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For the manager award presented by the BBWAA, see Manager of the Year Award.

The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award was established in 1936 by The Sporting News and was given annually to one manager in Major League Baseball. In 1986 it was expanded to honor one manager from each league.

Listed below in chronological order are the MLB managers chosen as recipients of the TSN Manager of the Year Award.

1936-1985[edit]

Year Winner Team League
1936 Joe McCarthy New York Yankees American League  
1937 Bill McKechnie Boston Braves National League
1938 Joe McCarthy New York Yankees American League
1939 Leo Durocher Brooklyn Dodgers National League
1940 Bill McKechnie Cincinnati Reds National League
1941 Billy Southworth St. Louis Cardinals National League
1942 Billy Southworth St. Louis Cardinals National League
1943 Joe McCarthy New York Yankees American League
1944 Luke Sewell St. Louis Browns American League
1945 Ossie Bluege Washington Senators   American League
1946 Eddie Dyer St. Louis Cardinals National League
1947 Bucky Harris New York Yankees American League
1948 Billy Meyer Pittsburgh Pirates National League
1949 Casey Stengel New York Yankees American League
1950 Red Rolfe Detroit Tigers American League
1951 Leo Durocher New York Giants National League
1952 Eddie Stanky St. Louis Cardinals National League
1953 Casey Stengel New York Yankees American League
1954 Leo Durocher New York Giants National League
1955 Walter Alston Brooklyn Dodgers National League
1956 Birdie Tebbetts Cincinnati Reds National League
1957 Fred Hutchinson St. Louis Cardinals National League
1958 Casey Stengel New York Yankees American League
1959 Walter Alston Los Angeles Dodgers National League
1960 Danny Murtaugh Pittsburgh Pirates National League
1961 Ralph Houk New York Yankees American League
1962 Bill Rigney Los Angeles Angels American League
1963 Walter Alston Los Angeles Dodgers National League
1964 Johnny Keane St. Louis Cardinals National League
1965 Sam Mele Minnesota Twins American League
1966 Hank Bauer Baltimore Orioles American League
1967 Dick Williams Boston Red Sox American League
1968 Mayo Smith Detroit Tigers American League
1969 Gil Hodges New York Mets National League
1970 Danny Murtaugh Pittsburgh Pirates National League
1971 Charlie Fox San Francisco Giants National League
1972 Chuck Tanner Chicago White Sox American League
1973 Gene Mauch Montreal Expos National League
1974 Bill Virdon New York Yankees American League
1975 Darrell Johnson Boston Red Sox American League
1976 Danny Ozark Philadelphia Phillies National League
1977 Earl Weaver Baltimore Orioles American League
1978 George Bamberger   Milwaukee Brewers American League
1979 Earl Weaver Baltimore Orioles American League
1980 Bill Virdon Houston Astros National League
1981 Billy Martin Oakland Athletics American League
1982 Whitey Herzog St. Louis Cardinals National League
1983 Tony La Russa Chicago White Sox American League
1984 Jim Frey Chicago Cubs National League
1985 Bobby Cox Toronto Blue Jays American League

1986-present[edit]

Year American League winner Team National League winner Team Ref
1986 John McNamara Boston Red Sox Hal Lanier Houston Astros
1987 Sparky Anderson Detroit Tigers Buck Rodgers Montreal Expos
1988 Tony La Russa Oakland Athletics Jim Leyland Pittsburgh Pirates
1989 Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles Don Zimmer Chicago Cubs
1990 Jeff Torborg Chicago White Sox Jim Leyland Pittsburgh Pirates
1991 Tom Kelly Minnesota Twins Bobby Cox Atlanta Braves
1992 Tony La Russa Oakland Athletics Jim Leyland Pittsburgh Pirates
1993 Johnny Oates Baltimore Orioles Bobby Cox Atlanta Braves
1994 Buck Showalter New York Yankees Felipe Alou Montreal Expos
1995 Mike Hargrove Cleveland Indians Don Baylor Colorado Rockies
1996 Johnny Oates Texas Rangers Bruce Bochy San Diego Padres
1997 Davey Johnson Baltimore Orioles Dusty Baker San Francisco Giants
1998 Joe Torre New York Yankees Bruce Bochy San Diego Padres
1999 Jimy Williams Boston Red Sox Bobby Cox Atlanta Braves
2000 Jerry Manuel Chicago White Sox Dusty Baker San Francisco Giants
2001 Lou Piniella Seattle Mariners Larry Bowa Philadelphia Phillies
2002 Mike Scioscia Anaheim Angels Bobby Cox Atlanta Braves
2003 Tony Peña Kansas City Royals   Bobby Cox Atlanta Braves
2004 Ron Gardenhire
Buck Showalter
Minnesota Twins
Texas Rangers
Bobby Cox Atlanta Braves
2005 Ozzie Guillén Chicago White Sox Bobby Cox Atlanta Braves
2006 Jim Leyland Detroit Tigers Joe Girardi Florida Marlins
2007 Eric Wedge Cleveland Indians Bob Melvin Arizona Diamondbacks  
2008 Joe Maddon Tampa Bay Rays Fredi Gonzalez Florida Marlins
2009 Mike Scioscia Los Angeles Angels Jim Tracy Colorado Rockies
2010 Ron Gardenhire Minnesota Twins Bud Black San Diego Padres
2011 Joe Maddon Tampa Bay Rays Kirk Gibson Arizona Diamondbacks
2012 Buck Showalter Baltimore Orioles Davey Johnson Washington Nationals
2013 John Farrell Boston Red Sox Clint Hurdle Pittsburgh Pirates [1]

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