Nov 18, 2009 2:32 PM by Jay Cohen
Jim Tracy of Colorado has won the National League Manager of the Year award. Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels has been selected for the American League honor. The awards were announced Wednesday.
Tracy became the second manager to win the award after taking over in midseason, joining Jack McKeon for Florida in 2003. Tracy received 29 first-place votes and two seconds for 151 points in balloting released Wednesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Tracy was promoted from bench coach following Clint Hurdle's dismissal in May and led the Rockies to the wild card.
Scioscia also picked up the AL award in 2002. Scioscia got 15 first-place votes. Scioscia kept the Angels going after the death of pitcher Nick Adenhart, and they won their fifth AL West title in six years.