11/12/2013 7:02 P.M. ET
Terry Francona named American League Manager of the Year
By / MLB.com
CLEVELAND -- The Baseball Writers Association of America today announced Cleveland Indians Manager TERRY FRANCONA has been selected the American League Manager of the Year, beating out Boston's John Farrell and Oakland's Bob Melvin.
Today's award is the first earned by Francona over his 13-year Major League Managerial career and marks just the second time an Indians Manager has been selected, joining ERIC WEDGE in 2007. The BBWAA began voting on the Manager of the Year Award in 1983.
ACTIVE WIN LEADERS
1. Bruce Bochy 1530
2. Mike Scioscia 1233
3. Buck Showalter 1163
4. TERRY FRANCONA 1121
5. Ron Gardenhire 998
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