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Damon Berryhill named PCL Manager of the Year

Damon Berryhill is 355-306 (.537) in seven seasons managing in the Dodgers' system, with five playoff appearances.
Damon Berryhill is 355-306 (.537) in seven seasons managing in the Dodgers' system, with five playoff appearances.
Photo: Oklahoma City Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers Triple-A Oklahoma City manager Damon Berryhill was named the 2015 Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year, rewarding his efforts in leading the American North Division League Champions.

Berryhill led Oklahoma City to the best record in the Pacific Coast League this season (85-55), setting an Oklahoma City record for wins with still four games remaining in the season.

Berryhill, 51, received the most votes from balloting from field managers and media members across all 16 PCL cities.

He has achieved this despite dealing with uncommon roster turnover, with 328 player transactions and a whopping 80 different players used this season. When Dodgers 2013 first-round pick Chris Anderson starts on Friday night against Memphis, he will be the 24th different starting pitcher for OKC this season.

This is Berryhill's seventh season as a manager in the Dodgers' farm system, and his fifth playoff appearance. He guided rookie-level Ogden to four playoff appearances in five years (2009-2013) before managing Triple-A Albuquerque in 2014.

This is the third time in the last seven years a Dodgers minor league manager has won top PCL honors, joining Lorenzo Bundy (2012) and Tim Wallach (2009), the latter two with Albuquerque. The last time an Oklahoma City manager won PCL Manager of the Year was in 1999, when Greg Biagini won it atop the Rangers' affiliate.