LOS ANGELES -- Another day, another single third-place vote for a Dodger in Baseball Writers Association of America awards voting. Don Mattingly received one third-place vote for 2015 National League Manager of the Year, announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Joe Maddon of the Cubs won the award after winning 97 games in his first season in Chicago, leading the Cubs to the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons.
Mattingly tied for fifth place in NL Manager of the Year voting, tied with San Francisco skipper Bruce Bochy, who also received a single third-place vote. Mattingly's third-place vote came from Jack McCaffery of the Delaware County Daily Times, representinng the Philadelphia chapter of the BBWAA.
It was the fourth time Mattingly has received Manager of the Year votes in his five years with the Dodgers. He finished eighth in 2011, second in 2013, and sixth in 2014.
Joc Pederson also got a single first-place vote this season, in NL Rookie of the Year voting announced on Monday. Wednesday figures to be much more fruitful for the Dodgers, with both Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in the top three of the NL Cy Young Award.
The last Dodger to win Manager of the Year was Tommy Lasorda in 1988.