HOUSTON – Baseball America announced named Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch the 2017 Manager of the Year Wednesday morning.
Hinch guided the Astros to a 101-61 record and to their first World Series Championship in franchise history.
The Astros 101 regular season wins marked the third-highest win total in the Majors and the second-highest in franchise history. In his three seasons on the job, Hinch has posted a 271-215 regular season record, two playoff appearances and a 14-9 postseason record, with those 14 wins representing the most by an Astros manager in postseason history.
This is the second postseason award for Hinch, as he also earned a 2017 Esurance MLB Award as Major League Baseball’s Best Manager.
Hinch also finished third in the voting for the BBWAA AL Manager of the Year Award, his second time to be a finalist for that honor.
Hinch becomes just the second manager in franchise history to win the Baseball America Manager of the Year Award, joining Larry Dierker (1998), who won the award in the first year that it was first presented.