Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Gardenhire Named AL Manager of the Year
The title says it all. After finishing in second place in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2009, Ron Gardenhire finally thrust off the bridesmaid label and came home with the award for American League Manager of the Year. Despite losing his closer, Joe Nathan, before the season started, and the best hitter in the league over the first three months, Justin Morneau, at the All-Star break, Gardenhire led the Twins to a 94-win season and their sixth division title since 2002.