Thursday, November 1, 2012
Internet Baseball Writers Pick Managers Of Year
IBWAA) has announced their choices for the AL and NL Managers Of The Year. Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles was elected as AL Manager Of The Year. Bob Melvin (A's) finished second and Joe Maddon (Rays) finished third in the overall voting. Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals was named the NL Manager Of The Year—while Bruce Bochy (SF) and Dusty Baker (Reds) finished second and third, respectively. The IBWAA was founded in 2009 by Howard Cole, editor of BaseballSavvy.com. Members come from organizations such as MLB.com, Yahoo! Sports, and ESPN. Two members of the FenwayNation staff (the Editor-In-Chief and the Down-Under Editor) are also members of the IBWAA.