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Manager of the Year Award

Annual Selections

Voting by Season | Voting by Manager


Selected annually by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Manager's career number of awards won indicated in parentheses. Wild-card berth indicated by an asterisk.

Abbreviations: W=wins, L=losses, Pct=winning percentage, Pl=place of team finish

    Year  American League             W  L  Pct  Pl     National League             W  L  Pct  Pl
    1998  Joe Torre, NY (2)         114 48 .704 1st     Larry Dierker, Hou (1)    102 60 .630 1st
    1997  Davey Johnson, Bal (1)     98 64 .605 1st     Dusty Baker, SF (2)        90 72 .556 1st
    1996  Johnny Oates, Tex (1)      90 72 .556 1st     Bruce Bochy, SD (1)        91 71 .562 1st
          Joe Torre, NY (1)          92 70 .568 1st
    1995  Lou Piniella, Sea (1)      79 66 .545 1st     Don Baylor, Col (1)        77 67 .535 2nd*
    1994  Buck Showalter, NY (1)     70 43 .619 1st     Felipe Alou, Mon (1)       74 40 .649 1st
    1993  Gene Lamont, Chi (1)       94 68 .580 1st     Dusty Baker, SF (1)       103 59 .636 2nd
    1992  Tony LaRussa, Oak (3)      96 66 .593 1st     Jim Leyland, Pit (2)       96 66 .593 1st
    1991  Tom Kelly, Min (1)         95 67 .586 1st     Bobby Cox, Atl (2)         94 68 .580 1st
    1990  Jeff Torborg, Chi (1)      94 68 .580 2nd     Jim Leyland, Pit (1)       95 67 .586 1st
    1989  Frank Robinson, Bal (1)    87 75 .537 2nd     Don Zimmer, Chi (1)        93 69 .574 1st
    1988  Tony LaRussa, Oak (2)     104 58 .642 1st     Tommy Lasorda, LA (1)      94 67 .684 1st
    1987  Sparky Anderson, Det (2)   98 64 .605 1st     Buck Rodgers, Mon (1)      91 71 .562 3rd
    1986  John McNamara, Bos (1)     95 66 .590 1st     Hal Lanier, Hou (1)        96 66 .593 1st
    1985  Bobby Cox, Tor (1)         99 62 .615 1st     Whitey Herzog, StL (1)    101 61 .623 1st
    1984  Sparky Anderson, Det (1)  104 58 .642 1st     Jim Frey, Chi (1)          96 65 .596 1st
    1983  Tony LaRussa, Chi (1)      99 63 .611 1st     Tommy Lasorda, LA (1)      91 71 .562 1st