Showalter finalist for AL MOY
BALTIMORE— Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been nominated as a finalist for the BBWA A(Baseball Writers Association of America) American League Manager of the Year Award.
Showalter’s name was unveiled Tuesday night on MLB Network along with Angels’ skipper Mike Scioscia and the Royals Ned Yost. He won the award with the Yankees in 1994 and the Rangers in 2004.
In 2014, Showalter helped lead the Orioles to their first American League East pennant since 1997 and the O’s advanced to the AL Championship Series where they lost to the Royals. Ballots were submitted before the postseason.
Showalter was last nominated for the award in 2012, and he finished second to Oakland’s Bob Melvin that year.
The BBWAA winners in both Leagues will be announced on Tuesday. The National League finalists are Bruce Bochy, Clint Hurdle and Matt Williams.