Texas manager Ron Washington was the second-place finisher in the American League manager of the year voting. Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire won the award. Gardenhire finished with 16 first-place votes to Washington's 10. The voting is done on a 5-3-1 point system. The two other first-place votes went to Tampa Bay's Joe Maddon and Toronto's Cito Gaston.
Three voters left Washington off their ballot. Gardenhire was named on all 28.
- Anthony Andro