The Sporting News National League Manager of the Year Award winner has been named.
This is not the official Manager of the Year Award.
That will be decided during the offseason by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐍𝐋 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫
Buck Showalter, @Mets
Showalter becomes just the third manager ever to win the award at least four times (Jim Leyland, Bobby Cox). pic.twitter.com/mxGCEaBB3K
— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) October 27, 2022
Buck Earns Special Honor
Showalter is without a doubt one of the most successful managers in baseball history.
But the way he has transformed the Mets has been nothing short of remarkable.
New York had missed the postseason five straight years and had even endured an epic second-half collapse in 2021, becoming the first team in baseball history to have led the division as late as August and finished below the .500 mark.
But 2022 was different.
They also had a new manager along for the ride: one of the most successful and well-respected managers in all of baseball.
And Showalter guided the Mets to their first 100+ win season since 1988.
With the award, he joins two Hall-of-Famers in Jim Leyland and Bobby Cox as a four-time winner.
Showalter may have been just what the Mets needed in order to return to form.