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Dave Roberts a finalist for National League Manager of the Year award

Winner revealed on Nov. 14

MLB: World Series-Los Angeles Dodgers workout Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES — Dave Roberts on Monday was named one of three finalists for the National League Manager of the Year Award, as voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The top three finishers are all from the National League West, with Roberts joined by Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo and Bud Black of the Rockies.

The winner will be revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in an hour-long program on MLB Network beginning at 4 p.m. PT.

Roberts won the award in his first season as manager in 2016, then followed that up with 104 wins, second-most in franchise history, and another NL West division title. But Roberts’ bid to join Bobby Cox (2004-05) as the only back-to-back winners of this award faces long odds.

Lovullo guided an Arizona team that lost 93 games in 2016 to 93 wins in 2017 and the top wild card spot in the NL. Similarly, Black took over a Colorado team that had 87 losses in 2016 and turned things around to 87 wins and a wild card berth this year.

Since Tommy Lasorda won the first NL Manager of the Year Award in 1983, Roberts is one of five Dodgers managers to finish in the top three, joining Lasorda (1983, 1985, 1988, 1990), Jim Tracy (2001, 2004), Joe Torre (2009) and Don Mattingly (2013). Roberts is the first Dodgers manager to finish in the top three in consecutive seasons.

Dodgers to receive Manager of the Year votes

Manager Year Finish
Manager Year Finish
Tommy Lasorda 1983 1st
Tommy Lasorda 1985 3rd
Tommy Lasorda 1988 1st
Tommy Lasorda 1990 3rd
Tommy Lasorda 1991 4th
Tommy Lasorda 1994 t-5th
Bill Russell 1996 6th
Jim Tracy 2001 2nd
Jim Tracy 2002 4th
Jim Tracy 2004 3rd
Grady Little 2006 4th
Joe Torre 2008 4th
Joe Torre 2009 3rd
Don Mattingly 2011 t-8th
Don Mattingly 2013 2nd
Don Mattingly 2014 6th
Don Mattingly 2015 t-5th
Dave Roberts 2016 1st
Dave Roberts 2017 top 3