Expos’ Alou named National League manager of the year – Felipe Alou of Montreal Expos – Brief Article
Montreal Expos manager Felipe Alou, who guided his team to the best record in the major leagues before the season-ending strike, recently was a near-unanimous choice as National League (NL) manager of the year.
Alou, who received 27 of 28 first-place votes, said he would have traded the honor for his team to participate in postseason play this year.
“This is very gratifying. But I would trade this for a playoff spot. The one regret I have is that we didn’t complete the regular season,” Alou said.
The Expos were playing exemplary baseball this season with a 74-40 record when players struck Aug. 12–leading the NL East, ahead of the Atlanta Braves by six games.
Alou, 59, is the first manager from the Dominican Republic and is the second Montreal manager to win the award.
Alou received only one second-place vote and finished with 138 points in balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
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