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Rocco Baldelli named American League manager of the year


November 13, 2019


Rocco Baldelli talked with Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz, right, during the Twins' playoff series against the Yankees.

Rocco Baldelli, who led the Twins to their second 100-win season in franchise history, was voted 2019 Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America, the organization announced Tuesday.

Baldelli, at 38 the major leagues' youngest manager, is the third Twins' manager in ten seasons to win the award, following Ron Gardenhire in 2010 and Paul Molitor in 2017. Tom Kelly also won the award, which started in 1983, in 1991.


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