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Orioles' Hyde wins AL Manager of the Year

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Baltimore Orioles skipper Brandon Hyde was the runaway winner of this year's American League Manager of the Year award.

Hyde received 27 first-place votes to handily top Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy and the Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Cash. He was the only manager named on every ballot.

Here's how the voting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America broke down:

Manager 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Hyde 27 3 144
Bochy 3 12 10 61
Cash 13 13 52
Rocco Baldelli (MIN) 1 5 8
Dusty Baker (HOU) 1 1 4
John Schneider (TOR) 1 1

The 50-year-old deftly guided the Orioles to a 101-61 record - their first 100-win season in 43 years - and their first American League East title since 2014. Hyde orchestrated the remarkable turnaround only two years after his Orioles endured a 110-loss season.

"It means our team had a really good year. Just proud of what we've accomplished up to this point," Hyde told MASN's Roch Kubatko. "This is definitely not an individual award. I don't look at it as that at all. I look at it as a team award. The entire coaching staff, really an organizational award."

Hyde is the fourth Orioles manager to earn this honor, joining Frank Robinson (1989), Davey Johnson (1997), and Buck Showalter (2014). He's also the ninth winner who never played in the majors, joining a list that also includes Showalter, his predecessor in Baltimore.

Hyde was runner-up to Cleveland Guardians manager Terry Francona for this award last year.

The Santa Rosa, California, native was hired by Baltimore before the 2019 season after a long coaching career with the Florida Marlins and Chicago Cubs. Including his one game as the Marlins' interim skipper in 2011, Hyde owns a lifetime 315-394 record during his six-year managerial career.

This marks the Orioles' second award in as many days after third baseman Gunnar Henderson was named AL Rookie of the Year on Monday.

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