Kevin Cash becomes the first consecutive AL Manager of the Year winner: Here’s the full voting list

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash was elected AL Manager of the Year for the second consecutive term.

Tampa Bay Rays has started this week with a great MLB break. On Monday, outfield player Randy Arozarena was selected as the U.S. League Newcomer of the Year. 24 hours later, the second prize is on its way down to Tampa Bay.

The Baseball Writers Association of America selected Kevin Cash as AL Manager of the Year. He is now the first person to win the AL Manger of the Year award for many years.

The Rays finished in the AL’s top 100 wins in 2021, leading them to face the Wild Card winner in a division round. Tampa didn’t make it to the World Series for the second year in a row, as many expected, as the hot Boston Red Sox knocked them out in four games.

NL Manager of the Year: Full ballot and results

Cash won the award by receiving 19 out of 30 votes from BBWAA members.

Scott Servais of the Seattle Mariners earned the second-highest number of votes with five. Servais managed the Mariners ’90-72 record, and they were in post-season controversy when they reached the final day of the regular season.

Dusty Baker finished third in the vote after receiving eight third-place votes. Baker succeeded in the third World Series appearance at the Houston Astros in five years.

Charlie Montoya of Toronto Blue Jays finished fourth with three first votes. Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora finished fifth in the vote with three second votes. Chicago White Sox’s Tony La Russa finished sixth with four second-place finishes. Detroit Tigers skipper AJ Hinch finished seventh with three third-place votes.

Full results can be found here.

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