Joe McCarthy, who won the first Sporting News Manager of the Year Award in 1936, won nine pennants, seven world titles, and never finished out of the first division during his twenty-four year managerial career.
Managers who have won the award at least three times are Walt Alston, Leo Durocher, Jim Leyland (four wins), Joe McCarthy, Tony LaRussa and Casey Stengel. Bobby Cox is in a class by himself as he is the only manager from either league to ever win the Sporting News Manager of the Year eight times.
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