Bob Melvin, Brian Snitker win manager of the year awards

Bob Melvin, Brian Snitker win manager of the year awards

first_imgThe 2018 @officialBBWAA AL Manager of the Year is the @Athletics’ Bob Melvin! He’s now a 3-time winner! pic.twitter.com/LY1lN9Q2Te— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) November 13, 2018YOUR 2018 National League Manager of the Year: Brian Snitker!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/qDs4sTji2X— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 13, 2018Melvin helped lead the Athletics to a 97-win season. Oakland won 22 more games than in 2017 and made it back to the postseason for the first time since 2014. This is the third time Melvin has won the award (2007, 2012).Also up for the American League manager of the year was Red Sox skipper Alex Cora, who earned seven first, 11 second and 11 third-place votes to end with 79 points. Rays manager Kevin Cash finished third with 57 points. Bob Melvin of the Athletics and Brian Snitker of the Braves have been named the 2018 managers of the year.Baseball Writers’ Association of America voters gave Snitker 17 first, nine second and four third-place votes for a total of 116 points to win the National League. Melvin received 18 first, 10 second and one third-place vote to earn 121 points to win the American League. Related News Ronald Acuna Jr., Shohei Ohtani win rookie of the year awards Snitker was at the helm for the Braves as Atlanta made it back to the postseason for the first time since 2013. Atlanta went 90-72, improving by 18 wins from the 2017 season.Snitker is the first Braves manager to earn the award since Bobby Cox, who won it three times (1991, 2004, 2005). Also up for the award were the Brewers’ Craig Counsell, who finished second with 99 points, and the Rockies’ Bud Black, who placed third with 41 points.Snitker had 17 firsts, 9 seconds, 4 thirds for 116 points. Counsell had 11 firsts, 13 seconds, 5 thirds for 99 points. Black had 1 first, 6 seconds, 15 thirds for 41 points.— Tom (@Haudricourt) November 13, 2018last_img

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