In his final season, the fact that Bobby Cox held a team torn apart by injury after injury together, was apparently not enough to earn him his fifth Manager of the Year award. Here are the results from the Baseball Writers Association of America:
|Bud Black, San Diego Padres||16||7||3||104|
|Dusty Baker, Cincinnati Reds||13||12||2||103|
|Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants||1||4||13||30|
|Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves||1||4||11||28|
|Charlie Manuel, Philadelphia Phillies||1||4||3||20|
Cox did receive one first place vote, but so did at least five other managers. Nice of the writers to give the award to the manager of the team that really did collapse their way out of a playoff berth, though.