Buck Showalter, Terry Francona take home Managers of the Year: Best memes and tweets

Buck Showalter of the New York Mets and Terry Francona of the Cleveland Guardians were named the Managers of the Year in 2022.

Last week, the Baseball Writer’s Association of America announced the finalists for their major awards for the 2022 season. One of those awards was for the Manager of the Year in the American League and National League.

Terry Francona of the Cleveland Guardians, Scott Servais of the Seattle Mariners, and Brandon Hyde of the Baltimore Orioles were finalists in the AL, while Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Buck Showalter of the New York Mets, and Brian Snitker of the Atlanta Braves were finalists in the NL.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the winners for Manager of the Year were revealed, and they were none other than Showalter and Francona.

MLB Twitter reacts to Buck Showalter and Terry Francona winning Managers of the Year

Showalter won the award with eight first place votes and 10 second place votes, netting him a total of 77 points. Roberts finished second with 57 points, while Snitker finished third in 55 points.

Other candidates to receive votes were Oliver Marmol of the St. Louis Cardinals (44 points), Rob Thomson of the Philadelphia Phillies (44), and Bob Melvin of the San Diego Padres (1).

Showalter is the first Mets skipper to win Manager of the Year, as he led the team to 101 wins and their first postseason berth in six years. He is also the first manager to win the award on four different teams. He did so in 1994 with the New York Yankees, 2004 with the Texas Rangers, and 2014 with the Orioles.

As for Francona, he received 17 first-place and 9 second-place votes, giving him a total of 112 points. Hyde finished second in voting with 79 points, while Servais finished in third with 43 points.

Other managers to receive votes are Dusty Baker of the World Series champion Houston Astros (31), Aaron Boone of the Yankees (4), and Kevin Cash of the Tampa Bay Rays (1).

This is the third time that Francona won the Manger of the Year award, winning the other two times in 2013 and 2016 with the Guardians. Francona oversaw a Guardians team win the AL Central title for the first time since 2018 after winning 92 wins. Cleveland swept the Rays in two games in the Wild Card Series, and pushed the Yankees to five games in the Division Series, but fell just short of competing for the pennant.

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