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    Atlanta's Bobby Cox and the White Sox's Ozzie Guillen

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    NEW YORK (AP) -- Ozzie Guillen of the World Series champion Chicago White Sox was voted AL Manager of the Year, and Atlanta's Bobby Cox won the NL award for the second straight year Wednesday after leading the rookie-laden Braves to yet another division title.

    Guillen received 17 first-place votes, five seconds and five thirds for 105 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Eric Wedge of the Cleveland Indians was the runner-up with six first-place votes and 71 points, while Joe Torre of the New York Yankees finished third with 43 points.

    Cox became the first manager to win two years in a row, listed first on 28 ballots and second on the other four to win by a whopping 100 points. He beat out St. Louis' Tony La Russa, who also finished second last year.

    Voting for all BBWAA awards takes place after the regular season and excludes the postseason.

    In his second season as manager, the outspoken Guillen guided the White Sox to the best record in the AL (99-63) and a World Series sweep of Houston for their first title since 1917. His small-ball approach was a big hit in Chicago -- he loved to bunt and hit-and-run all season.

    Cox, whose Braves have won a record 14 straight division titles, was honored for the fourth time, tying La Russa for the most ever.

    Houston's Phil Garner came in third with 38 points, 14 behind La Russa. Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson received a pair of first-place votes and finished fourth.

    The banged-up Braves were forced to use 18 rookies this year but still extended their streak of division titles. They were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by Houston again.

    Cox also won Manager of the Year with Atlanta in 1991, the start of its incredible streak of division titles, and 1985 with the Toronto Blue Jays.[/b][/quote]

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    Bobby Cox. Hahaha.

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    • #3
      QUOTE(pgrote @ Nov 9 2005, 01:42 PM) Quoted post
      Bobby Cox. Hahaha. [/b][/quote]

      Unreal... I was going to say the manager of the Nationals and Guillen.


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      • #4
        Pretty good choices.
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          QUOTE(bombay @ Nov 9 2005, 02:08 PM) Quoted post

          Pretty good choices.
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          • #6
            QUOTE(Prngr44 @ Nov 9 2005, 02:05 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(pgrote @ Nov 9 2005, 01:42 PM) Quoted post
            Bobby Cox. Hahaha. [/b][/quote]

            Unreal... I was going to say the manager of the Nationals and Guillen.
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            Frank Robinson. I agree.

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            • #7
              Yaks cannot participate in this thread because he's currently doing the nasty with Booby Cock's 2005 Topps Baseball Card.

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              • #8
                I am happy, but it was too obvious, and by the vote totals that seems very apparent.
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                The banged-up Braves were forced to use 18 rookies this year but still extended their streak of division titles.
                Cox became the first manager to win two years in a row, listed first on 28 ballots and second on the other four to win by a whopping 100 points. [/b][/quote]

                I think it was a good choice.
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                • #9
                  Hard to argue with those, really. La Russa also was deserving, despite not getting the hype Bobby got, but Cox winning certainly is not an outrage.


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                  • #10
                    i think that this season might have been tony's greatest job of managing ever. the injuries and substandard bullpen would be hard for any mgr to overcome.

                    that said, for cox to win again with all the rookies, no closer and with chipper jones being injured most of the year was also an amazing job. tough call and i wouldnt have been opposed to either manager winning.
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                    • #11
                      Hard to argue with either choice...

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