The Los Angeles Angels, who lost to the Yankees in the ALCS, had their manager, Mike Scioscia named as the American League Manager of the Year Wednesday. Jim Tracy, the manager for the Colorado Rockies was named the National League Manager of the Year.
Scioscia received 14 first place votes and 106 overall points to win the award for the second time in his career. Ron Gardenhire was second in voting, and Joe Girardi was third.
If you look around the AL, Scioscia was the most deserving. He took a team that lost pitcher Nick Adenhart to a tragic drunk driving accident. Adenhart was killed the night he made a stellar debut for the team. The Angels team pulled together and made it as far as the ALCS, before losing to the eventual World Series Champion NY Yankees.
Congrats to Scioiscia. He’s always been a top-notch manager.