Greinke Wins Cy; Managers of the Year

Zack Greinke of the Kansas City Royals was deservedly named the 2009 American League Cy Young winner.

The 25-year old went 16-8 on a dismal Royals' team. Greinke led the major leagues in earned run average (2.16), walks/hits per innings pitched (1.07) and home runs per nine (0.4). In 229.1 innings, Greinke fanned 242, a strikeout ratio of 9.5 per nine. He only walked 51 and allowed 11 homers. Opponents batted .230 against the All Star right hander.

Charlie Manuel finished sixth in the National League Manager of the Year voting. Manuel finished in second place in 2007 and 2008. Colorado manager Jim Tracy won this year’s award. Tracy took over for Clint Hurdle in May.

Tracy ran away with the votes, tallying 151 points. Not only did Tracy lead the Rockies to a wild card berth and win Manager of the Year, he received a new, three-year contract.

In the American League, Mike Scioscia won the Manager of the Year. Scioscia's Angels made it to the American League Championship Series, despite losing their pitcher Nick Adenhart in a tragic accident.

Scioscia, who has been managing the Angels for 10 years, also won the same award in 2002.


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