SB Nation Awards: Manager of the Year

This year we're including ballot totals, so you can see exactly how each of the horses placed.

National League 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Lou Piniella 9 4 2 59
Charlie Manuel 2 6 5 33
Fredi Gonzalez 3 2 3 24
Joe Torre 2 2 3 19
Tony LaRussa 2 - - 10
Ned Yost - 3 1 10
Cecil Cooper - 1 2 5
Manny Acta 1 - - 5
Dale Sveum - 1 1 4
Jerry Manuel - - 1 1
American League 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Joe Maddon 16 1 - 83
Ron Gardenhire - 7 4 25
Mike Scioscia - 4 5 17
Terry Francona - 3 2 11
Ozzie Guillen 1 - 2 7
Cito Gaston - - 3 3
Trey Hillman - 1 - 3

Each year, SB Nation polls its bloggers and collects votes for all of the primary awards at the end of the season:  Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and MVP.

What's interesting is that I didn't even vote for Gardenhire.  In order, my votes went Maddon-Scioscia-Guillen; Guillen because his team actually made the post season.  I think Gardenhire is the better manager, but in this particular season (thus, Manager of the YEAR), Guillen's team earned themselves a shot in October.  Any surprises on this list for you?

Up tomorrow:  Rookie of the Year

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