The Baseball Writers Association of America announced Tuesday Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona has been selected the American League Manager of the Year, beating out Boston’s John Farrell and Oakland’s Bob Melvin.
In his first season managing Cleveland, Francona led the Indians to a 92-70 (.568) record and a berth in the American League Wild Card game as the Indians became the first Major League team since 1971 to end the season with a 10-game winning streak.
The 24-win improvement over 2012 (68-94) matched the largest year-to-year win improvement in the history of the franchise, joining the 1986 Indians.
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