Indians manager Manny Acta showed up on ten of the 28 ballots in the American League Manager of the Year award and that was good for fourth place. He picked up three second place votes and seven third place votes. Joe Maddon won the award with 26 first place votes and one second place vote. Jim Leyland (one first, 13 second and 10 third) came in second place while Ron Washington (one first, seven second and six third) came in third place.
Acta finished ahead of Joe Girardi, who was on eight ballots. The only other manager to be named on a ballot of Mike Scioscia, who picked up a second and a third place vote.
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