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MLB notebook: Indians' Francona named AL Manager of the Year

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AL Manager of the Year voting

Baseball Writers' Association of America votes (Tabulated on a 5-3-1 basis):

Manager Team 1st 2nd 3rd Tot

Terry Francona Indians 16 10 2 112

John Farrell Red Sox 12 10 6 96

Bob Melvin Athletics 2 5 11 36

Joe Girardi Yankees — 2 5 11

Joe Maddon Rays — 2 3 9

Jim Leyland Tigers — 1 — 3

Buck Showalter Orioles — — 1 1

Ron Washington Rangers — — 1 1

Ned Yost Royals — — 1 1

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, 7:54 p.m.
 

Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians won the American League Manager of the Year award in a close vote after he guided his small-budget team to charming turnaround.

Francona edged John Farrell of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox by 16 points in Baseball Writers' Association of America balloting announced Tuesday.

Francona, a New Brighton native, received 16 of 30 first-place votes to 12 for Farrell.

“It gives me a chance to brag about our organization,” Francona said.

“When you get an award like this, it's a representation of the organization. I'll gladly accept it, but it's for all these people.”

It was the first Manager of the Year honor for Francona, who led the Red Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and '07. Voting is conducted before the postseason.

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