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Terry Francona was voted the "This Year in Baseball" Manager of the Year for the 2004 Major League Baseball season. Nearly 800,000 ballots were cast for this year's awards by baseball fans around the globe. Thanks to everyone who voted.

Click here for a complete list of winners and final voting tallies.



Felipe Alou
Kept the Giants in the heat of the NL Wild Card race right down to the wire despite a lineup with holes and an aching pitching staff.

Bruce Bochy
The Padres won 23 more games than in 2003 and remained in playoff contention until the final week of the season.

Bobby Cox
Led the Braves to a Major League-record 13th straight division title, overcoming a 40-41 record at the All-Star break.

Terry Francona
In his first year as Boston's skipper, Francona led the Red Sox to their most wins in 26 years (98) and a postseason berth.

Ron Gardenhire
The Twins are 3-for-3 under Gardenhire, winning the AL Central title every season he has been their manager.

Phil Garner
The Astros were 44-44 when Garner took over in July. They went 48-24 the rest of the way to win the NL Wild Card.

Tony La Russa
Led the Cardinals to 105 wins, their highest victory total in 62 years, and the NL Central crown by 13 games over Houston.

Mike Scioscia
Despite many key injuries, Scioscia's Angels were able to pass Oakland on the season's final weekend to win the AL West title.

Buck Showalter
The Rangers won 18 more games in 2004 than the previous year and were in playoff contention all season.

Joe Torre
The Yankees set a Major League record with 61 comeback victories and reached the postseason for the ninth straight season.

Jim Tracy
Managed the NL West champs to a fourth straight winning season -- something the Dodgers hadn't done since 1975-78.

Eric Wedge
Cleveland surprised many by challenging for the AL Central title for most of 2004, while winning 12 more games than in 2003.