Wednesday, November 16, 2016

IBWAA SELECTS MADDON, FRANCONA IN MANAGER OF THE YEAR VOTE

IBWAA SELECTS MADDON, FRANCONA IN MANAGER OF THE YEAR VOTE
 
Los Angeles – The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced the winners in its Manager of the Year category Tuesday, with the Chicago Cubs’ Joe Maddon winning the group’s National League award, and Terry Francona, of the Cleveland Indians, being selected in the American League.
 
Maddon received 85 first-place votes (48.57%) and 585 points while being named on 157 of 175 ballots (88.70%). Others receiving first-place votes include Dave Roberts (66), Dusty Baker (10) and Terry Collins (10).
 
Francona received 102 first-place votes (58.62%) and 683 points while being named on 167 of 174 ballots (94.35%). Others receiving first-place votes include Jeff Banister (27), Buck Showalter (12), John Farrell (9) and Joe Girardi (5).
 
Election results are as follows:
 
AL Manager:
 
1st Place:                  Terry Francona, Cleveland Indians – 683 points
2nd Place:                 Jeff Banister, Texas Rangers 
– 390 
3rd Place :                  
Buck Showalter, Baltimore Orioles – 193
 
NL Manager:
 
1st Place:                  Joe Maddon, Chicago Cubs – 585 points
2nd Place :                 
Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Dodgers – 494
3rd Place:                  Dusty Baker, Washington Nationals – 264
 
Ballot tabulations by Brian Wittig & Associates, using the Borda Method.
 
The IBWAA was established July 4, 2009 to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). Voting for full season awards takes place in September of each year, with selections being announced in November. The IBWAA also holds a Hall of Fame election in December of each year, with results being announced the following January.
 
Among approximately 460 others, IBWAA members include Jim Bowden, Jim Caple, Schoenfield and Mark A. Simon of ESPN.com; Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports; Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports Hardball Talk; Bill Chuck, GammonsDaily.com; Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball; Danny Knobler, Bleacher Report; Kevin Kennedy; Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated; Will Leitch, Sports on Earth; Bruce Markusen, Hardball Times; Ross Newhan; Dayn Perry and Matt Snyder, CBSSports.com; Tom Hoffarth and J.P. Hoornstra Los Angeles Daily News; Pedro Moura, Los Angeles Times; Tracy Ringolsby, MLB.com; Ken Rosenthal, FoxSports.com; Eno Sarris, FanGraphs and Jesse Spector, Sporting News.
 
Association membership is open to any and all Internet baseball writers, with a lifetime fee of $75. Discounts for groups and scholarships are available. Members must be 18 years of age to apply.
 
For more information please visit www.ibwaa.com.

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