Brandon Hyde was named American League manager of the year Tuesday after guiding the Baltimore Orioles to 101 wins just two years after a 110-loss season.
Skip Schumaker, of the Miami Marlins, got his hands on the National title.
Hyde led the Orioles out of a difficult rebuild that saw the team go 83-79 in 2022. At the end of that campaign, Hyde finished behind Terry Francona of the Cleveland Guardians for the honor.
The Orioles were ready to take the next step this season thanks to a talented young core. Infielder Gunnar Henderson was unanimously named the American Rookie of the Year on Monday.
Hyde received 27 of the 30 first-place votes while Bruce Bochy of the Texas Rangers received the other three. A two-time winner of this distinction, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash finished third in the voting.
Schumaker led the Marlins to an 84-78 record – including 33-14 in one-run games – in his first season at the helm. They were eliminated by the Philadelphia Phillies in the first round.
Voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America began before the playoffs. Schumaker edged out Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell – now with the Chicago Cubs – and Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker in a close battle.
Schumaker had eight first-place votes, three more than Counsell. Snitker was also the favorite on eight ballots, but received fewer second- and third-place votes than Schumaker.
Four Marlins managers have won this title: Schumaker, Don Mattingly in 2020, Joe Girardi in 2006 and Jack McKeon in 2003.
Hyde became the fourth Orioles manager to win, following Buck Showalter in 2014, Davey Johnson in 1997 and Frank Robinson in 1989.