In eight complete seasons of managing in the major leagues, Charlie Manuel's teams have never won less than 85 games. His teams have finished first five times and second each of the three times they did not finish first.
Yet, he has never won a Manager of the Year Award (he was a distant second twice), and he probably won't again this year if Clint Hurdle keeps the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates at or near the topof the NL Central well into September.
Here are Manuel's teams' records and his finish in the MOY voting for each of his eight full seasons:
|TEAM||MANUEL MOY VOTING|
|INDIANS||W- L||Pos.||Pos.||Pts.||1st||Winner, Team (Pts., 1st)|
|2000||90-72||2nd||—||0||0||Jerry Manuel, White Sox (134, 25)|
|2001||91-71||1st||6th||1||0||Lou Piniella, Mariners (128, 22)|
|2005||88-74||2nd||6th||5||0||Bobby Cox, Atlanta (152,28)|
|2006||85-77||2nd||5th||9||0||Joe Girardi, Marlins (111, 18)|
|2007||89-73||1st||2nd||76||7||Bob Mevlin, D'backs (119, 19)|
|2008||92-70||1st||2nd||67||8||Lou Piniella, Cubs (103, 15)|
|2009||93-69||1st||6th||10||0||Jim Tracy, Rockies (151, 29)|
|2010||97-65||1st||5th||20||1||Bud Black, Padres (104, 16)|
Note: Manuel was let go by the Indians after 86 games (39-47) in 2002.