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Sport Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Cash, Miami Marlins' Don Mattingly named AL, NL managers of the year

04:05  11 november  2020
04:05  11 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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In a sweep for the state of Florida's two MLB teams, Kevin Cash of the Tampa Bay Rays and Don Mattingly of the Miami Marlins have been named AL and NL managers of the year.

Cash led the Rays to the American League's best regular-season record (40-20) and the franchise's second-ever World Series appearance. In the balloting by 30 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, Cash received 22 first-place votes, compared to five for runner-up Rick Renteria -- who was fired at the end of the season by the Chicago White Sox.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a grass covered field: Rays manager Kevin Cash holds the American League trophy after his team defeated the defending AL champion Astros in seven games to advance to the World Series for the second time in franchise history. © Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports Rays manager Kevin Cash holds the American League trophy after his team defeated the defending AL champion Astros in seven games to advance to the World Series for the second time in franchise history.

Cash becomes the second Rays manager to receive the award after Joe Maddon won it in 2008 and 2011.

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Miami Marlins skipper Don Mattingly is among three finalist for the National League Manager of the Year after bringing his team back to the postseason. Tampa Bay Rays baseball demonstrations. The top finishers in voting for AL Manager of the Year are Tampa Bay ’s Kevin Cash , Toronto’s

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Mattingly took a Marlins squad that lost 105 games in 2019 and turned it into a playoff participant following a second-place finish in the NL East -- in spite of a layoff of more than two weeks due to coronavirus outbreak.

Mattingly received 20 of the 30 first-place votes from NL writers to finish with 124 points and easily outdistance Jayce Tingler of the San Diego Padres (71 points, six first-place votes).

The 1985 AL MVP as a member of the New York Yankees, Mattingly becomes the fifth person in baseball history to win MVP and manager of the year awards -- joining Frank Robinson, Don Baylor, Joe Torre and Kirk Gibson.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Cash, Miami Marlins' Don Mattingly named AL, NL managers of the year

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