Rocco Baldelli named 2019 American League Manager of the Year

Nov 17, 2019 420

BY: Roberto Angotti

Narrowly edging out runner-up New York Yankees skipper Aaron Boone, Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was awarded American League Manager of the Year on November 12, 2019. The Manager of the Year Award is specifically tailored for the manager of the team that most exceeded expectations.

Winning the most games in franchise history since 1965, the Minnesota Twins won 101 games in 2019 under first-year manager Rocco Baldelli. At age 38, the proud Italian American was the youngest manager in the American League and only the seventh skipper in Major League history to win 100 games or more in his rookie season.

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