fans need to wait until next week to find out if
has won the prestigious
But the first step toward that is now out of the way.
Showalter was announced Wednesday night as one of three finalists for the Baseball Writers' Association of America's award after leading the Orioles to a 93-69 record and their first playoff appearance since 1997.
His competition is Oakland’s Bob Melvin, who led the small-market A’s to an
Showalter, 56, has won two previous BBWAA manager awards, in 1994 with the
This Manager of the Year award will be announced Tuesday at 6 p.m., the second of four days in which the BBWAA is televising its winners on
Rookies of the Year will be announced Monday, the Cy Youngs on Wednesday and the Most Valuable Players on Thursday, Nov. 15.
During Wednesday's BBWAA announcement of finalists, no other Oriole was named a top 3 finalist for Rookie of the Year or Cy Young, or a top 5 finalist for MVP.
Here are all the finalists:
AL Rookie: Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland;
AL Manager: Buck Showalter, Orioles; Bob Melvin, Oakland; Robin Ventura, Chicago.
AL Cy Young Award:
NL Cy Young Award: