2014 GIBBY Awards Preview

By Brian Helberg
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Mike Scioscia

Aug 28, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia watches the field in the dugout prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Scioscia led the Angels to a Major League high 98 wins this past season. Scioscia is now the longest tenured active manager in the big leagues, and is consistently recognized as one of the best managers in the game. Scioscia has taken the Halos to the postseason seven times since taking over as the skipper in 2000. Not only did Scioscia win a World Series title as a player with the crosstown Dodgers, but he also captained the ship for the Angels in 2002 when they won their first World Series in franchise history. Scioscia finished second in the voting for the 2014 MLB Manger of the Year as voted by the BBWAA.

Mike Scioscia is nominated for the Manager of the Year GIBBY on Saturday. Some questioned Scioscia’s job security entering last season, but after posting the best record in baseball and leading the Angels to the postseason, Scioscia proved once again why he is the best skipper in baseball.