Ryu Hyun-jin’s former teammate Schumacher wins NL Coach of the Year
Miami Marlins manager Skip Schumaker, 43, has been named National League Manager of the Year.
Schumaker was honored by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) on Friday after receiving eight first-place votes, one second-place vote, and one third-place vote for a total of 72 points.
Schumaker played 11 seasons as a utility player during his career. He helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the 2011 World Series.굿모닝토토
He also played alongside Ryu Hyun-jin for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013. He finished his career with the Cincinnati Reds in 2015.
He began his coaching career in December 2017 when he was named first base coach of the San Diego Padres. He then served as the St. Louis Cardinals bench coach before being named Miami manager in October 2022.
In his first year, he went 84-78 and led the team to the postseason. It was the first time since 2003 that Miami reached the postseason in a 162-game season.
He became the fourth Marlins manager to win the award, joining Jack McKeon (2003), Joe Girardi (2006) and Don Mattingly (2020).
He also became the seventh manager in the National League and ninth overall to win the award in his first year as a full-time manager.
In the National League, Hal Lanier (1986, Houston), Dusty Baker (1993, San Francisco), Girardi (2006), Matt Williams (2014, Washington), Dave Roberts (2016, Dodgers), and Torey Lovello (2017, Arizona) were first-year winners.
In the American League, Jeff Bannister (2015, Texas) and Rocco Baldelli (2019, Minnesota) earned the honor.
National League Manager of the Year voting results. Photo captured from the BBWAA homepage.
Craig Counsell, who leads the Milwaukee Brewers, finished second with 51 points, including five first-place votes, seven second-place votes, and five third-place votes.
It was Counsell’s fourth second-place finish, tying him with Tony La Russa for the most in the National League in this category.
Brian Snitker (Atlanta) was third with eight first-place votes, two second-place votes and two third-place votes, followed by Lovello, Roberts, David Bell (Cincinnati) and David Ross (Cubs).
A total of six managers received first-place votes. No manager received votes from all 30 voters.