Terry Francona, Joe Maddon Awarded BBBA’s Cornelius “Connie Mack” McGillicuddy Award for Best Regular Season MLB Managing Performances of 2016

The bloggers of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance have chosen the Cleveland Indians’ Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs’ Joe Maddon as the best MLB managers of the 2016 regular season.

In balloting, Terry Francona earned 150 points on 27 first place votes, highest among all candidates in both leagues. Other American League managers who received first place votes included the Texas Rangers’ Jeff Bannister (with five first place votes), the Baltimore Orioles’ Buck Showalter and the Toronto Blue Jays’ John Gibbons. The top three NL managers finished as follows:

  1. Terry Francona, 150 points (27 first place votes)
  2. Jeff Banister, 51 (5)
  3. John Farrell, 29

In the National League, Joe Maddon led all candidates with 116 points on 19 first place ballots. Also receiving first place votes were the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dave Roberts (seven), the Washington Nationals’ Dusty Baker (two), the New York Mets’ Terry Collins (two), the San Francisco Giants’ Bruce Bochy (two), the Miami Marlins’ Don Mattingly and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Pete Mackanin. The top three AL managers finished as follows:

  1. Joe Maddon, 116 points (19 first place votes)
  2. Dave Roberts, 70 (7)
  3. Dusty Baker, 37 (2)

In total, 21 MLB managers received a vote for the 2016 Connie Mack Award. Honorable mention (with point totals) goes to:

  • American League: Buck Showalter (26), John Gibbons (23), Joe Girardi (9), Brad Ausmus (5), Scott Servais (4), A.J. Hinch (1)
  • National League: Terry Collins (27), Bruce Bochy (21), Don Mattingly (11), Pete Mackanin (9), Brian Snitker (3), Craig Counsell (3), Bryan Price (1), Mike Matheny (1), Walt Weiss (1)

About JD Mathewson

PhD in International Relations and Political Economy

Posted on November 16, 2016, in Awards, MLB Reports. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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