Though Charlie Manuel piloted the Philadelphia Phillies to a world series title, he is not any stage besides the flatbed truck back on haloween. Manuel was favored to win the NL Manager of the Year Award, but...
"Sweet" Lou Pinella, the Chicago Cubs skipper, won his third, manager of the year award.
On the other hand, Joe Maddon, won his first AL manager of the year award for winning the American League Pennant. The Rays finished with 97 wins.
Geovany Soto won the NL Rookie of the Year, with Maddon's 3rd Baseman, Evan Longoria, taking the AL honors.