Indians' Francona Wins AL Manager Of Year; Banister Runner-UpFrancona got 22 of the 30 first-place votes. Texas' Jeff Banister, who won last year, was second and Baltimore's Buck Showalter was third.
Banister Named AL Manager Of The Year FinalistRangers manager Jeff Banister is one of three finalists for the AL Manager of the year award. The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the candidates today.
BANISTER...Thanks!Of all the crucial moves they've made to set this team up for success, none might be as important as this particular hire and, frankly, none might be tougher.
Melvin, Johnson Picked As Managers Of The YearBob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics and Washington's won big right away and were chosen as managers of the year Tuesday after guiding their teams to huge turnaround seasons.

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