Twins manager Rocco Baldelli narrowly beat out Aaron Boone to take home the 2019 AL Manager of the Year Award.
The voting was extremely close, as both Baldelli and Boone finished with the same amount of first-place votes, but Baldelli received four more second-place votes to swing things in his favor.
There's no denying Baldelli had an excellent debut season as the Twins' manager. Taking over for a team that won just 78 games in 2018, Baldelli led the Twins to a 101-win season and a trip to the ALDS.
The Yankees were stacked with talent this season, but Boone helped lead this squad with high expectations to an AL East title after securing 103 wins during the regular season.
Obviously they fell short of the ultimate goal in winning a World Series, but he did see his club reach the ALCS after beating up on the Twins in an ALDS series sweep.
What's most impressive through all of this was the fact that the Yankees were decimated by injuries all season, and still produced results throughout the year without sputtering. New York had the most injuries out of any club in the league, with injuries to players like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Hicks and many more.