Brandon Hyde and Skip Schumaker Named Managers of the YearNovember 15, 2023
Noah Trister in an article detailed the journey of Brandon Hyde, who went from the lows of a Baltimore rebuild to being voted American League Manager of the Year. Hyde revealed that consistent interactions with players were crucial during the transformation of the Orioles from a 110-loss team to an AL-best 101 victory squad in just two years. Miami Marlins’ Skip Schumaker, in his first season as a manager, also claimed a managerial honor in the National League. Despite finishing second in the 2022 season, Hyde noted that he had confidence in the team’s turnaround but struggled to see when it would happen. Baltimore’s success is credited to a core of young players, with infielder Gunnar Henderson winning the Rookie of the Year award the previous night. Additionally, Maimi’s Skip Schumaker led the team to an 84-78 record in his first season at the helm. The Marlins reached the Wild Card Series, but Schumaker did not let postseason play affect the Manager of the Year voting. Schumaker was voted the winner by BBWAA, and he broke the tradition of losing by holding tight leads in games. He received eight first-place votes, three more than runner-up Counsell. Schumaker is the ninth manager to win Manager of the Year in his first full season, while Hyde is among the four Baltimore managers to achieve this honor. Hyde too was surprised to have been a manager and said he was lucky to be around great players.