American Association (20th century) Manager of the Year Award

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American Association
Manager of the Year Award
Awarded for American Association's Regular Season Manager of the Year
Country United States
First awarded 1953
Last awarded 1997
Currently held by Dave Miley

The American Association Manager of the Year Award was an annual award given to the best manager in minor league baseball's American Association. In 1953, George Selkirk won the first ever American Association Manager of the Year Award. In 1997, Dave Miley won the final American Association Manager of the Year Award.

Fourteen managers from the Indianapolis Indians won the Manager of the Year Award, more than any other team in the league, followed by the Omaha Dodgers/Royals (5); the Evansville Triplets (4); the Denver Bears/Zephyrs, Louisville Colonels/Redbirds, and Minneapolis Millers (3); the Iowa Oaks/Cubs, Nashville Sounds, and Wichita Braves/Aeros (2); and the Buffalo Bisons, Oklahoma City 89ers, and Toledo Sox (1).

Seven managers from the Montreal Expos Major League Baseball (MLB) organization won the Manager of the Year Award, more than any other, followed by the Cincinnati Reds organization (6), the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, and Kansas City Royals organizations (4), the Milwaukee Braves organization (3), the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, New York Giants, and St. Louis Cardinals organizations (2), and the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Texas Rangers organizations (1).

Key[edit]

(#)
Number of wins by managers who have won the award multiple times
^
Indicates multiple award winners in the same year
Hall of Fame
Indicates a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum[1]
*
Indicates league champions[2]

Winners[edit]

Bill Rigney, 1955 AA Manager of the Year
Luke Appling, 1962 AA Co-Manager of the Year
Jim Leyland, 1979 AA Manager of the Year
Year Winner Team Organization Division Finish[a] Record[b] Ref
1953 George Selkirk Toledo Sox Milwaukee Braves 1st 90–64 [3][4]
1954 Kerby Farrell (1) Indianapolis Indians Cleveland Indians 1st 95–57 [5][6]
1955 Bill Rigney Minneapolis Millers* New York Giants 1st 92–62 [7][8]
1956 Kerby Farrell (2) Indianapolis Indians* Cleveland Indians 1st 92–62 [5][9]
1957 Ben Geraghty Wichita Braves Milwaukee Braves 1st 93–61 [10][11]
1958 Gene Mauch (1) Minneapolis Millers* New York Giants 3rd 82–71 [12][13]
1959 Gene Mauch (2) Minneapolis Millers* Boston Red Sox East 2nd 95–67 [12][14]
1960 Bill Adair Louisville Colonels* Milwaukee Braves 2nd 85–68 [15][16]
1961 Cot Deal Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds 1st 86–64 [17][18]
1962^ Luke ApplingHall of Fame Indianapolis Indians Chicago White Sox 1st 89–58 [19][20]
1962^ Danny Ozark Omaha Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 2nd 79–68 [20][21]
1969 Jack McKeon (1) Omaha Royals* Kansas City Royals 1st 85–55 [22][23]
1970 Jack McKeon (2) Omaha Royals* Kansas City Royals East 1st 73–65 [22][24]
1971 Vern Rapp (1) Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds East 1st 84–55 [25][26]
1972 Jim Marshall (1) Wichita Aeros Chicago Cubs West 1st 87–53 [27][28]
1973 Joe Sparks (1) Iowa Oaks Chicago White Sox East 1st 83–53 [29][30]
1974 Vern Rapp (2) Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds East 1st 78–57 [25][31]
1975 Fred Hatfield Evansville Triplets* Detroit Tigers East 1st 77–59 [32][33]
1976 Vern Rapp (3) Denver Bears* Montreal Expos West 1st 86–50 [25][34]
1977 Jim Marshall (2) Denver Bears* Montreal Expos West 1st 71–65 [27][35]
1978 Les Moss Evansville Triplets Detroit Tigers East 2nd 78–58 [36][37]
1979 Jim Leyland Evansville Triplets* Detroit Tigers East 1st 78–58 [38][39]
1980 Billy Gardner Evansville Triplets Detroit Tigers East 2nd 61–74 [40][41]
1981 Joe Sparks (2) Omaha Royals Kansas City Royals West 1st 79–57 [29][42]
1982 Jim Napier Iowa Cubs Chicago Cubs East 3rd 73–62 [43][44]
1983 Jim Fregosi (1) Louisville Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals East 1st 78–57 [45][46]
1984 Buck Rogers Indianapolis Indians Montreal Expos 1st 91–63 [47][48]
1985^ Jim Fregosi (2) Louisville Redbirds* St. Louis Cardinals East 1st 74–68 [45][49]
1985^ Dave Oliver Oklahoma City 89ers Texas Rangers West 1st 79–63 [49][50]
1986 Joe Sparks (3) Indianapolis Indians* Montreal Expos East 1st 80–62 [29][51]
1987 Joe Sparks (4) Indianapolis Indians* Montreal Expos 1st 74–64 [29][52]
1988 Joe Sparks (5) Indianapolis Indians* Montreal Expos East 1st 89–53 [29][53]
1989 Tom Runnells Indianapolis Indians* Montreal Expos East 1st 87–59 [54][55]
1990 Sal Rende Omaha Royals* Kansas City Royals West 1st 86–60 [56][57]
1991 Tony Muser Denver Zephyrs* Milwaukee Brewers West 1st 79–65 [58][59]
1992 Marc Bombard (1) Buffalo Bisons Pittsburgh Pirates East 1st 87–57 [60][61]
1993 Rick Renick (1) Nashville Sounds Chicago White Sox East 1st 81–62 [62][63]
1994 Marc Bombard (2) Indianapolis Indians* Cincinnati Reds 1st 86–57 [60][64]
1995 Marc Bombard (3) Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds 1st 88–56 [60][65]
1996 Rick Renick (2) Nashville Sounds Chicago White Sox East 3rd 77–67 [62][66]
1997 Dave Miley Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds East 1st 89–59 [67][68]

Notes[edit]

  • a The Finish column indicates final position in the divisional standings.
  • b The Record column indicates wins and losses during the regular season and excludes any post-season play.

References[edit]

General
  • "American Association Special Award Winners". Triple-A Baseball.com. Triple-A Baseball. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
Sepcific
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  2. ^ "American Association Playoff Results". Triple-A Baseball. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
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  5. ^ a b "Kerby Farrell Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "1954 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Bill Rigney Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "1955 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "1956 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  10. ^ "Ben Geraghty Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  11. ^ "1957 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Gene Mauch Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  13. ^ "1958 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  14. ^ "1959 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  15. ^ "Bill Adair Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  16. ^ "1960 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  17. ^ "Cot Deal Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  18. ^ "1961 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  19. ^ "Luke Appling Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  20. ^ a b "1962 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  21. ^ "Danny Ozark Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  22. ^ a b "Jack McKeon Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  23. ^ "1969 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  24. ^ "1970 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  25. ^ a b c "Vern Rapp Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  26. ^ "1971 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  27. ^ a b "Jim Marshall Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  28. ^ "1972 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  29. ^ a b c d e "Joe Sparks Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  30. ^ "1973 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  31. ^ "1974 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  32. ^ "Fred Hatfield Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  33. ^ "1975 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  34. ^ "1976 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  35. ^ "1977 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  36. ^ "Les Moss Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  37. ^ "1978 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  38. ^ "Jim Leyland Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  39. ^ "1979 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  40. ^ "Billy Gardner Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  41. ^ "1980 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  42. ^ "1981 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  43. ^ "Jim Napier Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  44. ^ "1982 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  45. ^ a b "Jim Fregosi Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  46. ^ "1983 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  47. ^ "Buck Rogers Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  48. ^ "1984 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  49. ^ a b "1985 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  50. ^ "Dave Oliver Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  51. ^ "1986 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  52. ^ "1987 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  53. ^ "1988 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  54. ^ "Tom Runnells Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  55. ^ "1988 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  56. ^ "Sal Rende Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  57. ^ "1990 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  58. ^ "Tony Muser Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  59. ^ "1991 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  60. ^ a b c "Marc Bombard Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  61. ^ "1992 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  62. ^ a b "Rick Renick Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  63. ^ "1993 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  64. ^ "1994 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  65. ^ "1995 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  66. ^ "1996 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  67. ^ "Dave Miley Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  68. ^ "1997 American Association Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.