Twins manager Rocco Baldelli and Cardinals manager Mike Shildt were named the American and National League Managers of the Year on Tuesday. Both won the award for the first time in their careers.
Baldelli won AL Manager of the Year in his first year with Minnesota. The Twins won 101 games, marking their first 100-win season since 1965. Baldelli and Co. also won the franchise's first AL Central title since 2010 before getting swept by the Yankees in the ALDS.
Shildt led the Cardinals back to the playoffs after a three-year drought. St. Louis finished the regular season 91–71, then beat the Braves in the NLDS. The Cardinals were swept by the Nationals in the NLCS.
The MLB handed out Rookie of the Year honors on Monday, with the Mets' Pete Alonso and the Astros Yordan Alvarez taking home the hardware. Cy Young honors will be announced on Wednesday, and the MVP for each league will be handed out on Thursday.