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The Minor League Manager of the Year is awarded annually by The Sporting News to the top manager in the minors since 1936. Baseball America developed a similar award in 1981.

[edit] Award Winners

[edit] The Sporting News

Year Manager Team
1936 Allen Sothoron Milwaukee Brewers
1937 Jake Flowers Salisbury Indians
1938 Paul Richards Atlanta Crackers
1939 Billy Meyer Kansas City Blues
1940 Larry Gilbert Nashville Volunteers
1941 Burt Shotton Columbus Red Birds
1942 Eddie Dyer Columbus Red Birds
1943 Nick Cullop Columbus Red Birds
1944 Tommy Thomas Baltimore Orioles
1945 Lefty O'Doul San Francisco Seals
1946 Clay Hopper Montreal Royals
1947 Nick Cullop Milwaukee Brewers
1948 Casey Stengel Oakland Oaks
1949 Fred Haney Hollywood Stars
1950 Rollie Hemsley Columbus Red Birds
1951 Charlie Grimm Milwaukee Brewers
1952 Luke Appling Memphis Chickasaws
1953 Bobby Bragan Hollywood Stars
1954 Kerby Farrell Indianapolis Indians
1955 Bill Rigney Minneapolis Millers
1956 Kerby Farrell Indianapolis Indians
1957 Ben Geraghty Wichita Braves
1958 Cal Ermer Birmingham Barons
1959 Pete Reiser Victoria Rosebuds
1960 Mel McGaha Toronto Maple Leafs
1961 Kerby Farrell Buffalo Bisons
1962 Ben Geraghty Jacksonville Suns
1963 Rollie Hemsley Indianapolis Indians
1964 Harry Walker Jacksonville Suns
1965 Grady Hatton Oklahoma City 89ers
1966 Bob Lemon Seattle Rainiers
1967 Bob Skinner San Diego Padres
1968 Jack Tighe Toledo Mud Hens
1969 Clyde McCullough Tidewater Tides
1970 Tommy Lasorda Spokane Indians
1971 Del Rice Salt Lake City Angels
1972 Hank Bauer Tidewater Tides
1973 Joe Morgan Charleston Charlies
1974 Joe Altobelli Rochester Red Wings
1975 Joe Frazier Tidewater Tides
1976 Vern Rapp Denver Bears
1977 Tommy Thompson Arkansas Travelers
1978 Les Moss Evansville Triplets
1979 Vern Benson Syracuse Chiefs
1980 Hal Lanier Springfield Redbirds
1981 Del Crandall Albuquerque Dukes
1982 George Scherger Indianapolis Indians
1983 Bill Dancy Reading Phillies
1984 Buck Rodgers Indianapolis Indians
1985 Jim Fregosi Louisville Colonels
1986 Joe Sparks Indianapolis Indians
1987 Terry Collins Albuquerque Dukes
1988 Joe Sparks Indianapolis Indians
1989 Bob Bailor Syracuse Chiefs
1990 Sal Rende Omaha Royals
1991 Chris Chambliss Greenville Braves
1992 Grady Little Greenville Braves
1993 Jim Tracy Harrisburg Senators
1994 Mike Jirschele Wilmington Blue Rocks
1995 Pete Mackanin Ottawa Lynx
1996 John Mizerock Wilmington Blue Rocks
1997 Marv Foley Rochester Red Wings
1998 Doug Davis Capital City Bombers
1999 DeMarlo Hale Trenton Thunder
2000 Joel Skinner Buffalo Bisons
2001 Tony Pena New Orleans Zephyrs
2002 Eric Wedge Buffalo Bisons
2003 Tony DeFrancesco Sacramento River Cats
2004 Wally Backman Lancaster JetHawks
2005 Larry Parrish Toledo Mud Hens

[edit] Baseball America

Year Manager Team
1981 Ed Nottle Tacoma Tigers
1982 Eddie Haas Richmond Braves
1983 Bill Dancy Reading Phillies
1984 Sam Perlozzo Jackson Mets
1985 Jim Lefebvre Phoenix Giants
1986 Brad Fischer Huntsville Stars
1987 Dave Trembley Harrisburg Senators
1988 Joe Sparks Indianapolis Indians
1989 Buck Showalter Albany-Colonie Yankees
1990 Kevin Kennedy Albuquerque Dukes
1991 Butch Hobson Pawtucket Red Sox
1992 Grady Little Greenville Braves
1993 Terry Francona Birmingham Barons
1994 Tim Ireland El Paso Diablos
1995 Marc Bombard Indianapolis Indians
1996 Carlos Tosca Portland Sea Dogs
1997 Gary Jones Edmonton Trappers
1998 Terry Kennedy Iowa Cubs
1999 John Mizerock Wichita Wranglers
2000 Joel Skinner Buffalo Bisons
2001 Jackie Moore Round Rock Express
2002 John Russell Edmonton Trappers
2003 Dave Brundage San Antonio Missions
2004 Marty Brown Buffalo Bisons
2005 Ken Oberkfell Norfolk Tides
2006 Todd Claus Portland Sea Dogs
2007 Matt Walbeck Erie Sea Wolves
2008 Rocket Wheeler Myrtle Beach Pelicans
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