Wednesday, November 18, 2009
TRACY WINS NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Rockies manager Jim Tracy on Wednesday won the National League Manager of the Year Award, the Baseball Writers Association of America announced. Under Tracy last season, the Rockies were 74-42 and earned the National League Wild Card slot in the playoffs. Tracy is the second Rockies manager to win the award. Don Baylor earned the honor in 1995. Tracy got 29 of a possible 32 first-place votes. Additionally, just moments after Tracy was named NL Manager of the Year, the Rockies announced they signed him to a three-year extension through 2012.