Brandon Hyde and Skip Schumaker were recognized with the award of Manager of the Year in the Major Leagues after the campaigns carried out by the Orioles and the Marlins, respectively.
In it Hyde caseachieved one of the most surprising regular phases in the history of the major leagues after lead the Orioles to a 101-win season already the conquest of the pennant of the American League East Division two years after the team was the worst of the majors after winning just 52 games and losing 110.
“I feel very proud of our organization and the way we have been this season; We exceeded all expectations,” Hyde said.
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The Orioles manager won the votes over Bruce Bochywho led the Rangers to his first World Series title a few weeks ago, and to Kevin Cash of the Rays. Hyde accumulated 27 of the 30 first place votes.
Schumaker, a rookie driver this season with the Miami teamtook the honors of the National League after take the Marlins to the postseason in a full campaign for the first time since 2003.
The votes were more evenly distributed after six drivers received first place votes; Schumaker equaled with Brian Snitker (Atlanta) with eight first place votes, while Craig Counsellnow manager of the Cubs after managing the Brewers last season, came in second.
Schumaker won the prize by accumulating 72 units; Counsell had 51 and Snitker 48.
The Marlins finished with a record of 84-78 and with a record of 33-14 in games that were decided by only one run.
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