Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash has been named AL Manager of the Year for the second consecutive season.
The Tampa Bay Rays had a great start to the week in the MLB offseason. Soccer player Randy Arrosarina was named MLS Player of the Year on Monday. 24 hours later, another prize is headed to Tampa Bay.
Kevin Cash has been named AL Manager of the Year by the American Baseball Writers Association. He is now the first person to win the AL Manger of the Year in consecutive years.
The Rays ended up winning the AL-best 100 in 2021, which led to them facing the Wild Card winner in the division round. Tampa didn’t make it to the World Championships for the second year in a row as many of them expected, as they were eliminated in four games by the Boston Red Sox.
NL Manager of the Year: Full polling and results
Cash won the award with 19 out of 30 first-place votes from the BBWAA members.
Scott Servier of the Seattle Mariners took first place in second with five votes. Servais successfully managed the Mariners to 90-72, and they were in postseason competition entering the last day of the regular season.
Dusty Baker finished third in the poll after receiving eight third-place votes. Baker made his third World Championship appearance in five years for the Houston Astros.
Charlie Montoya of the Toronto Blue Jays finished fourth with three first-place votes. Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora finished fifth on the poll with three votes in second place. Tony La Russa of the Chicago White Sox finished sixth with four votes in second place. Detroit Tigers captain AJ Hinch finished seventh with three votes for third.
The full results can be found here.