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American League Manager of the YearHistory of Award Winners
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Eric Wedge won this award in 2007
Recent history of winners for American League Manager of the Year. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

LevelMLB
Years Available1983-2017

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Historical Winners - American League Manager of the Year

Top Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2017Paul Molitor3B-2B156-0 195 R-R 1956-08-22 60St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1975-19981978-1998
1977- 1-   3-MIL
Minnesota  
2016Terry Francona1B-OF76-1 190 L-L 1959-04-22 57Aberdeen,South Dakota MLB1979-19901981-1990
1980- 1-  22-MON
Arizona  
2015Jeff BanisterC16-2 200 R-R 1965-01-15 50Weatherford,Oklahoma MLB1986-19931991-1991
1986-25- 621-PIT
Houston  
2014Buck Showalter1B-OF65-9 195 L-L 1956-05-23 58DeFuniak Springs,Florida AAA1977-1983-
1977- 5- 127-NYA
Chipola Col, Mississippi St  
2013Terry Francona1B-OF76-1 190 L-L 1959-04-22 54Aberdeen,South Dakota MLB1979-19901981-1990
1980- 1-  22-MON
Arizona  
2012Bob MelvinC26-4 205 R-R 1961-10-28 50Palo Alto,California MLB1981-19951985-1994
1981- 1-   2-DET
California  
2011Joe MaddonC55-11 190 R-R 1954-02-08 57Hazleton,Pennsylvania A+1977-1979-   Lafayette Col  
2010Ron GardenhireSS26-0 180 R-R 1957-10-24 52Butzbach,Germany MLB1979-19871981-1985
1979- 6- 132-NYN
Texas, Paris Junior Col  
2009Mike SciosciaC36-2 220 L-R 1958-11-27 50Upper Darby,Pennsylvania MLB1976-19941980-1992
1976- 1-  19-LAN
 
2008Joe MaddonC55-11 190 R-R 1954-02-08 54Hazleton,Pennsylvania A+1977-1979-   Lafayette Col  
2007Eric WedgeC36-3 215 R-R 1968-01-27 39Fort Wayne,Indiana MLB1987-19971991-1994
1989- 3-  83-BOS
Wichita St  
2006Jim LeylandC35-11 175 R-R 1944-12-15 61Toledo,Ohio --    
2005Ozzie GuillenSS35-11 150 L-R 1964-01-20 41Oculare Del Tuy,Venezuela MLB1981-20001985-2000
1980-   UDFA-SDN
 
2004Buck Showalter1B-OF65-9 195 L-L 1956-05-23 48DeFuniak Springs,Florida AAA1977-1983-
1977- 5- 127-NYA
Chipola Col, Mississippi St  
2003Tony PenaC66-0 185 R-R 1957-06-04 46Monte Cristi,Dom Rep MLB1976-19971980-1997
1975-   UDFA-PIT
 
2002Mike SciosciaC36-2 220 L-R 1958-11-27 43Upper Darby,Pennsylvania MLB1976-19941980-1992
1976- 1-  19-LAN
 
2001Lou PiniellaOF46-2 199 R-R 1943-08-28 57Tampa,Florida MLB1963-19841964-1984
1962-   UDFA-CLE
Tampa  
2000Jerry Manuel2B16-0 165 B-R 1953-12-23 46Hahira,Georgia MLB1972-19861975-1982
1972- 1-  20-DET
 
1999Jimy WilliamsSS15-10 170 R-R 1943-10-04 55Santa Maria,California MLB1965-19751966-1967
1964-   UDFA-BOS
Fresno City Col  
1998Joe TorreC-1B66-1 210 R-R 1940-07-18 57Brooklyn,New York MLB1960-19771960-1977
1959-   UDFA-MLB
 
1997Davey Johnson2B76-1 182 R-R 1943-01-30 54Orlando,Florida MLB1962-19781965-1978
1962-   UDFA-BAL
Texas A&M U.  
1996Johnny OatesC15-11 185 L-R 1946-01-21 50Sylva,North Carolina MLB1967-19811970-1981
1967- 1-  10-BAL
Virginia Tech  
1996Joe TorreC-1B66-1 210 R-R 1940-07-18 55Brooklyn,New York MLB1960-19771960-1977
1959-   UDFA-MLB
 
1995Lou PiniellaOF46-2 199 R-R 1943-08-28 51Tampa,Florida MLB1963-19841964-1984
1962-   UDFA-CLE
Tampa  
1994Buck Showalter1B-OF65-9 195 L-L 1956-05-23 38DeFuniak Springs,Florida AAA1977-1983-
1977- 5- 127-NYA
Chipola Col, Mississippi St  
1993Gene LamontC16-1 190 B-R 1946-12-25 46Rockford,Illinois MLB1965-19771970-1975
1965- 1-  13-DET
Western Illinois U., No.Illinois U.  
1992Tony La Russa2B-SS46-0 185 R-R 1944-10-04 47Tampa,Florida MLB1962-19771963-1973
1962-   UDFA-KC1
Florida St  
1991Tom Kelly1B15-11 185 L-L 1950-08-15 40Graceville,Minnesota MLB1968-19801975-1975
1968- 8- 178-SE1
Monmouth Col  
1990Jeff TorborgC16-0 195 R-R 1941-11-26 48Montclair,New Jersey MLB1963-19731964-1973
1963-   UDFA-BOS
Rutgers U.  
1989Frank RobinsonOF96-1 195 R-R 1935-08-31 53Beaumont,Texas MLB1953-19761956-1976    
1988Tony La Russa2B-SS46-0 185 R-R 1944-10-04 43Tampa,Florida MLB1962-19771963-1973
1962-   UDFA-KC1
Florida St  
1987Sparky Anderson2B25-9 170 R-R 1934-02-22 53Bridgewater,South Dakota MLB1959-19591959-1959
1953-   UDFA-BRO
 
1986John McNamaraC15-10 175 R-R 1932-06-04 54Sacramento,California --   Sacramento City Col  
1985Bobby Cox3B46-0 185 R-R 1941-05-21 44Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1960-19711968-1969
1959-   UDFA-LAN
Reedley Col  
1984Sparky Anderson2B25-9 170 R-R 1934-02-22 50Bridgewater,South Dakota MLB1959-19591959-1959
1953-   UDFA-BRO
 
1983Tony La Russa2B-SS46-0 185 R-R 1944-10-04 38Tampa,Florida MLB1962-19771963-1973
1962-   UDFA-KC1
Florida St