Rangers’ Jeff Banister wins AL Manager of the Year

After leading the Chad Bettis Jersey Rangers to an 88-74 record and their first playoff appearance since 2012, Jeff Banister was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday bytheBaseball Writers’ A sociation of America.Banister received with 17 of a po sible 30first-place votes and 112 total points. Astros manager A.J. Hinch finished second with eight first-place votes and 82 points. In thirdwas Twins manager Paul Molitor with two first-place votes and33 points. Yankees manager Joe Girardi (two) and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (one) received the other first-place votes.MORE: SN’s AL All-Star team |Maddon named NL Manager of the Year | Molitor wins SN’s AL awardIn his first season as a big league manager, Banister led Texas back https://www.rockiesedges.com/colorado-rockies/nolan-arenado-jersey to the postseason despite losing ace Yu Darvish for the season in March and facing other injury i sues. TheRangers overcome a 9 1/2-game deficit to Houston to win the AL West. They lost to the Blue Jays in a dramatic AL Division Series.I’m truly honored and ble sed, really,” Banistertold MLB Network after the selection was announced.”It comes down to our coaching staff, players and front office. I get to accept an award for an entire organization, because it takes an entire organization to get in this spot.”Banister, 51, said he had plenty of role models growing up and in baseball.”First, I’d have to say both my parents,” he said.”I grew up as a coach’s son and learned at an early age what it takes to be a leader. (Former and current managers)Chuck Nolan Arenado Jersey Tanner, Jim Leyland, Gene Lamont, Rocky Bridges, Clint Hurdle and Terry Collins. These guys are gentlemen of the game and taught me how lead a group of guys.”

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