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November 18, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Scioscia, Tracy win Manager of Year; Wakamatsu tied for fourth in AL

Here is the rundown. I can’t say that I’m surprised in any way. The Angels’ Mike Scioscia got 15 first-place votes out of 28; Minnesota’s Ron Gardenhire, who finished second, got six, and the Yankees’ Joe Girardi , the third-place finisher, place got four. Don Wakamatsu got two first-place votes and finished tied with Texas’s Ron Washington, who got the final first-place vote. Wakamatsu was named on seven ballots (two firsts, two seconds, and three thirds), while Washington was on 13 with one first, one second, and 11 thirds.

I probably would have gone Scioscia/Wakamatsu/Gardenhire.

1st 2nd 3rd Points

Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 15 10 1 106

Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota Twins 6 12 6 72

Joe Girardi, New York Yankees 4 3 5 34

Don Wakamatsu, Seattle Mariners 2 2 3 19

Ron Washington, Texas Rangers 1 1 11 19

Jim Leyland, Detroit Tigers 2 2

Jim Tracy of Colorado was nearly unanimous with 29 out of 32 first-place votes. Tony La Russa of the Cardinals got two, and Joe Torre the other. Most interesting vote: Bud Black, whose Padres went 75-87, got two third-place votes.

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