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    Cubs Lou Pinella Wins NL Manager of Year

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    Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Pinella was named the NL Manager of the Year. Pinella garnered 15 of 32 first-place votes and edged out Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel to win the award. It was the 3rd time Pinella won the award, but the first time for him in the NL. He had previously won the award with the Seattle Mariners of the American League in 1995 and 2001.

    Pinella led the Cubs to a 97-win season. The Cubs won the NL Central Division for the 2nd time with Pinella as Manager. But for the 2nd straight season, much to the dismay of Cubs fans all across the globe, the Cubs were swept out of the playoffs in the 1st round.

    Pinella earned a $100,000 bonus for winning the award – here’s to 2009, Lou!


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