Jeff Banister one of three finalists for 2015 BBWAA A.L. Manager of the Year Award
Jeff Banister is one of three finalists for the 2015 American League Manager of the Year Award, it was announced this evening by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Banister is joined by Houston's A.J. Hinch and Minnesota's Paul Molitor as the finalists for the BBWAA's A.L. Manager of the Year Award with the winner to be announced on Tuesday, November 17 on MLB Network. That show, where the winners of the A.L. and N.L. Managers of the Year will be announced, will run from 5:00-6:00 p.m. CT.
The Rangers won the 2015 American League West Division title in Banister's first season at the helm with a record of 88-74. Texas posted an improvement of 21 victories from 2014 (67-95), the second largest increase of any major league team (Chicago Cubs, +24).