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November 20, 1999

1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results

Your ballots have been counted, and the results are in

by Greg Spira

Welcome to the festivities!

We're here to announce the winners of the 8th Annual Internet Baseball Awards. Over 700 knowledgeable cyberspace baseball fans - a new record - participated in this effort to select the baseball players whose 1999 seasons were most deserving of honors.

This year over 99% of our voters entered their choices through our comprehensive net balloting system, updated for your voting pleasure by baseballprospectus.com web intern Dave "Tha Rinky-Dink Naughty Pirate" Pease. Wu-hoo!

The point system for the balloting was as follows:

  • Player of the Year Ballots: 14 points for 1st place votes, 9 points for 2nd place votes, 8 for 3rd, etc., down to 1 for 10th.

  • Pitcher of the Year Ballots: 10 points for 1st place votes, 7 points for 2nd place votes, 5 for 3rd, 3 for fourth, and 1 for fifth. (This is the one award where our point system differs from the BBWAA point system, since we use a longer ballot.)

  • Rookie of the Year Ballots: 5 points for 1st place votes, 3 for second place votes, and 1 for third.

  • Manager of the Year Ballots: 5 points for 1st place votes, 3 for second place votes, and 1 for third.

This year's awards were helped along by the fine folks at the Baseball Prospectus, the exclusive sponsors of the Internet Awards for the last several years, as well as the owners of the new mini-blimp that will be covering Australian baseball live this winter for ESPN13. All of us associated with the Awards greatly appreciate the work of the voters, especially the ones who voted while standing on their heads.

The 1999 Internet AL Player of the Year was won fairly easily by the Red Sox' Pedro Martinez. He is the first pitcher to win an Internet AL Player of the Year award, and only the second pitcher, after Greg Maddux in 1995, to win any Internet Player of the Year award. Derek Jeter, the winner of the 1996 Internet AL Rookie of the Year award, finished second after a ninth-place finish last season, while Nomar Garciaparra, who won the 1998 Internet AL Player of the Year award as well as the 1997 Internet AL Rookie of the Year award, finished a strong third. The 1999 awards mark the first time that no corner infielder or outfielder has appeared among the top 3 vote-getters in the Internet AL Player of the Year awards. The best hitter in the league in 1999, Manny Ramirez, finished fourth, while his teammate, Roberto Alomar, finished fifth. Another pair of teammates, Ivan Rodriguez and Rafael Palmeiro, finished sixth and seventh respectively. Ken Griffey Jr. finished eighth, maintaining his record of having finished in the top ten every year of Internet Player of the Year balloting in which he has had 501 plate appearances.

Player Name             1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10      B      P
Pedro Martinez        375  114   62   38   22    9    6    6    7    3    642   7274
Derek Jeter           104  173  106   80   68   35   14   15    5    7    607   5122
Nomar Garciaparra      54   96  152  127   92   52   37   25    9    8    652   4786
Manny Ramirez          65  119  112   95   77   69   34   19   11    5    606   4569
Roberto Alomar         22   66   76  102  106   62   36   21   17    8    516   3419
Ivan Rodriguez         47   59   38   64   57   58   53   56   38   30    500   3059
Rafael Palmeiro        25   37   63   68   73   65   66   33   46   29    505   2910
Ken Griffey Jr.         6    7   17   26   33   51   86   64   64   46    400   1628
Bernie Williams         2    6   32   26   50   47   52   43   35   22    315   1484
Shawn Green             3    7   10   20   36   47   47   65   57   45    337   1318
Alex Rodriguez          2   13   11   19   21   35   37   45   43   31    257   1067
Mariano Rivera          2    7    3    6   16   13    6   14   14    9     90    421
Jason Giambi            0    1    3    3   12    8   24   18   19   36    124    390
Juan Gonzalez           0    2    0    5    7    7   10   16   11   14     72    254
Jim Thome               0    0    5    4    7    5    5    4   10   10     50    197
Carlos Delgado          0    0    3    2    4    4    4    3    8    9     37    132
Jeff Zimmerman          0    1    2    3    2    4    2    7    4   12     37    127
Omar Vizquel            0    0    2    3    2    1    3    7    8    9     35    112
Orlando Hernandez       0    1    2    4    3    0    2    5    2    0     19     98
Edgar Martinez          0    0    0    1    3    6    1    5    6   10     32     96
David Cone              0    0    2    2    2    3    2    2    2    1     16     76
John Jaha               1    0    0    0    1    1    5    5    1    9     23     71
Mike Mussina            0    0    0    0    0    2    5    2    5    6     20     52
Tim Hudson              0    0    0    2    2    1    0    2    3    5     15     48
Carlos Beltran          1    0    0    0    2    0    3    0    1    0      7     40
Albert Belle            0    0    0    1    1    0    3    0    3    7     15     38
Jose Offerman           0    0    1    1    2    1    0    0    1    4     10     38
Magglio Ordonez         1    0    0    0    0    2    0    0    5    4     12     38
Keith Foulke            0    0    0    1    1    0    1    3    3    2     11     34
B.J. Surhoff            0    0    1    1    0    1    1    1    1    3      9     32
Matt Stairs             0    0    1    0    0    0    1    2    5    2     11     30
Derek Lowe              0    0    1    0    0    0    2    2    2    2      9     28
Jermaine Dye            0    1    0    0    0    1    0    2    2    3      9     27
Brad Radke              0    0    0    1    0    1    2    0    2    2      8     26
Bartolo Colon           0    0    0    0    1    0    2    1    2    2      8     23
Jamie Moyer             0    0    0    1    0    0    0    2    2    4      9     21
Johnny Damon            0    0    1    0    1    0    1    0    0    2      5     20
Ray Durham              0    0    1    0    0    1    1    0    0    3      6     20
Chuck Knoblauch         0    0    1    0    1    1    0    0    0    0      3     19
Mike Sweeney            0    0    0    0    1    0    0    3    1    1      6     18
Tony Fernandez          0    0    0    0    2    0    0    1    0    2      5     17
Fred McGriff            0    0    0    0    1    0    1    2    0    1      5     17
Randy Velarde           0    0    0    1    0    0    2    0    0    1      4     16
Shannon Stewart         0    0    0    1    0    0    0    1    0    2      4     12
Tony Batista            0    0    0    0    0    1    1    0    1    0      3     11
Jose Rosado             0    0    0    0    0    0    1    1    1    0      3      9
Jose Cruz               0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0      1      8
Troy O'Leary            0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0      1      8
Doug Brocail            0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    1      2      7
Tino Martinez           0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0      1      7
John Valentin           0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0      1      7
Rusty Greer             0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    2    1      3      5
Frank Thomas            0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0      1      5
Billy Koch              0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    1      2      4
Joe Randa               0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    1      2      4
Brady Anderson          0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0      1      2
Mike Jackson            0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0      1      2
Jason Varitek           0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    2      2      2
Russ Branyan            0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1      1      1
Roberto Hernandez       0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1      1      1
Richie Sexson           0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1      1      1
Todd Zeile              0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1      1      1
TOTAL                 710  710  710  710  710  595  559  505  461  421   6091  39309

The 1999 Internet NL Player of the Year race was won by Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, who easily outdistanced Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell. Mark McGwire, last year's Internet NL Player of the Year, finished third after he hit 60+ home runs for the second year in a row. Mike Piazza, who won the Internet NL Player of the Year award in both 1996 and 1997, finished fourth. The highest ranking pitcher was Randy Johnson, who finished fifth. Barry Bonds, who had finished among the top four in every previous year of Internet NL Player of the Year balloting, finished twenty-first after an injury riddled season.

Player Name             1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10      B      P
Chipper Jones         452   72   20    8    7    3    1    0    3    2    568   7261
Jeff Bagwell           57  298   94   30   22   19   11    7    6    1    545   4747
Mark McGwire           24   44   94   85   59   39   41   25   25   15    451   2932
Mike Piazza             8   32   67   67   73   51   38   29   27   11    403   2402
Randy Johnson          12   35   58   63   27   30   15   23   12    9    284   1862
Edgardo Alfonzo         6   30   54   52   46   33   33   13   24   13    304   1823
Sammy Sosa              6    8   16   36   57   42   44   53   38   54    354   1553
Matt Williams           5   14   40   30   34   22   19   13   15    9    201   1194
Larry Walker            7   12   20   24   21   17   23   22   31   24    201    989
Brian Giles             1    4   15   25   31   33   32   28   17   16    202    958
Vladimir Guerrero       5    7   14   20   18   23   26   31   28   37    209    898
Sean Casey              1    5   16   20   29   21   21   16   21   14    164    794
Bob Abreu               2    1    9   23   20   24   27   24   26   30    186    772
Kevin Millwood          3    7   15    9   23   12   22   20   15   13    139    677
Robin Ventura           0    7   16   20   17   15   10   19   10    6    120    631
Craig Biggio            3    6    4   11   15   11   18   11   14    8    101    491
Billy Wagner            2    7    7   10   19   12    8    8   10    4     87    471
Greg Vaughn             3    3    9   10   15   12    7    4    9    5     77    424
Mike Hampton            0    0    9    8   17   13   10   17    5   14     93    410
Luis Gonzalez           0    2    4    8    7   12   10   11   19   18     91    337
Barry Bonds             1    1    2    5    3   15    7   15   10   20     79    280
Jay Bell                0    1    6    5    4   11   10    9   14   10     70    276
Brian Jordan            1    5    2    4    6    4    3    3    4    2     34    190
Barry Larkin            1    0    3    4    6    8    3    4    6    4     39    182
Carl Everett            0    0    1    5    4    3    7    6    9   10     45    156
Greg Maddux             1    2    3    5    5    2    3    0    3    2     26    151
John Olerud             1    1    0    2    5    4    5    5    4    4     31    134
Rickey Henderson        0    2    1    5    3    3    5    4    2    2     27    132
Jose Lima               1    1    1    3    2    5    3    3    1    0     20    112
Andruw Jones            3    1    1    3    1    1    2    1    1    2     16    106
John Rocker             0    1    1    1    1    1    2    5    2    1     15     63
Mike Lieberthal         0    0    0    2    1    0    3    6    4    4     20     62
Scott Williamson        0    0    0    0    2    4    2    4    2    1     15     57
Kevin Brown             0    0    0    2    1    2    1    4    1    5     16     53
Fernando Tatis          1    0    0    0    0    1    3    2    4    8     19     53
Mark Grace              1    0    1    1    1    0    1    0    1    0      6     41
Jeromy Burnitz          0    0    0    0    2    2    1    2    2    4     13     40
Matt Mantei             0    0    2    0    0    2    1    0    3    1      9     37
Kent Bottenfield        1    0    0    0    1    1    0    1    0    2      6     30
Jeff Kent               0    0    1    0    2    0    1    1    0    3      8     30
Roger Cedeno            0    1    0    0    1    0    2    0    1    1      6     26
Todd Helton             1    0    0    0    1    0    0    1    0    0      3     23
Gary Sheffield          0    0    0    1    0    0    0    3    2    3      9     23
Eric Karros             1    0    0    0    0    0    1    1    0    0      3     21
Curt Schilling          0    0    1    0    0    2    0    0    1    1      5     21
Armando Benitez         0    0    0    0    1    2    1    0    0    0      4     20
Pete Harnisch           0    0    1    0    0    2    0    0    0    0      3     18
Steve Finley            0    0    1    0    0    1    1    0    0    0      3     17
Trevor Hoffman          0    0    1    0    0    0    0    2    1    1      5     17
Tony Womack             0    0    0    2    0    0    0    0    0    0      2     14
Jeff Cirillo            0    0    0    0    0    1    0    1    1    3      6     13
John Smoltz             0    0    0    1    1    0    0    0    0    0      2     13
Danny Graves            0    1    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0      2     12
Mike Cameron            0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    1      2      8
Luis Castillo           0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0      1      8
Dante Bichette          0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    1      2      5
Todd Hollandsworth      0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0      1      5
Dave Nilsson            0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    2      3      5
Reggie Sanders          0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0      1      4
Scott Sullivan          0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0      1      4
Doug Glanville          0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0      1      2
Jason Kendall           0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0      1      2
Dave Magadan            0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1      1      1
Pat Mahomes             0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1      1      1
F.P. Santangelo         0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1      1      1
TOTAL                 611  611  611  611  611  522  487  459  436  404   5363  34095

The 1999 Internet AL Pitcher of the Year goes to - duh! - Pedro Martinez. The 10 voters who did not place Pedro first on their ballots are hereby excommunicated from the church of baseball. This is Pedro's second Internet Pitcher of the Year award; he also won the 1997 NL Internet Pitcher of the Year award. Mike Mussina finished second, his highest finish ever in the Internet Pitcher of the Year awards; he had finished among the top 10 vote-getters 4 times previously. David Cone finished fourth for the second year in a row; he also has finished in the top 10 four times previously. Mariano Rivera, clearly the dominant closer in the league this past year, finished a strong third, while Jeff Zimmerman finished seventh, the highest ranking ever in the Internet Pitcher of the Year awards for a middle reliever not named Mariano Rivera. Tim Hudson, who finished tenth, was the highest ranking American League rookie starter in either the Player of the Year or the Pitcher of the Year race.

Player Name             1    2    3    4    5      B      P
Pedro Martinez        588    5    1    0    1    595   5921
Mike Mussina            1  169  109   64   25    368   1955
Mariano Rivera          4  148   81   47   34    314   1656
David Cone              0   62   75   44   39    220    980
Bartolo Colon           0   45   75   55   45    220    900
Orlando Hernandez       3   39   49   41   27    159    698
Jeff Zimmerman          1   38   40   30   36    145    602
Brad Radke              1   15   30   19   18     83    340
Jamie Moyer             0   22   19   17   19     77    319
Tim Hudson              0   12   25   27   24     88    314
Keith Foulke            0    6   13   18   29     66    190
Freddy Garcia           0    7    7    9   14     37    125
Jose Rosado             0    1   14    9    8     32    112
Derek Lowe              0    5    6   12    5     28    106
John Wetteland          0    1   13    9    3     26    102
Aaron Sele              0    2    5    8    8     23     71
Billy Koch              0    3    4    5   12     24     68
Roberto Hernandez       0    1    6    5    6     18     58
David Wells             0    1    5    3    6     15     47
Roger Clemens           0    3    3    2    2     10     44
Bret Saberhagen         0    3    1    5    2     11     43
Charles Nagy            0    2    3    2    3     10     38
Andy Pettite            0    3    2    2    0      7     37
Kevin Appier            0    0    4    2    4     10     30
Mike Jackson            0    1    2    2    0      5     23
Omar Olivares           0    1    2    1    1      5     21
Dave Burba              0    0    1    2    2      5     13
Doug Brocail            0    0    1    1    1      3      9
John Halama             0    0    0    2    2      4      8
Scott Erickson          0    1    0    0    0      1      7
Steve Karsay            0    0    1    0    2      3      7
Ramiro Mendoza          0    1    0    0    0      1      7
Eric Milton             0    1    0    0    0      1      7
Jeff Suppan             0    0    1    0    1      2      6
Sidney Ponson           0    0    0    1    0      1      3
Wilson Alvarez          0    0    0    0    1      1      1
Troy Percival           0    0    0    0    1      1      1
TOTAL                 598  598  598  444  381   2619  14869

The Arizona Diamondbacks may not have given Randy Johnson much run support this past season, but IBA voters gave Johnson a huge amount of support as he won the 1999 Internet NL Pitcher of the Year handily. This is Johnson's second Internet Pitcher of the Year award; he also won the 1995 Internet AL Pitcher of the Year award. Johnson and Pedro Martinez are the first players ever to win Internet awards in both leagues. The race for second place was the closest race we've had had high on the ballot in Internet Baseball Award voting, as Mike Hampton won second place by only five points over Kevin Millwood. Astros Billy Wagner and Jose Lima finished fourth and fifth respectively, making the Astros only the second team to be awarded 3 of the 5 top spots in an Internet Award voting (the Braves previously accomplished this feat in the 1993 Internet NL Pitcher of the Year voting). Greg Maddux, who has won four Internet NL Pitcher of the Year awards, finished sixth. Scott Williamson was the highest ranking rookie in Internet Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year voting this year as he finished in eighth place.

Player Name             1    2    3    4    5      B      P
Randy Johnson         387   97   28   13    8    533   4736
Mike Hampton           91  164  142   66   24    487   2990
Kevin Millwood         49  203  176   59   17    504   2985
Billy Wagner           19   35   77   99   64    294   1181
Jose Lima               4   17   39   60   80    200    614
Greg Maddux             7   18   31   61   57    174    591
Kevin Brown             1    7   34   90   73    205    572
Scott Williamson        1    2    7   11   19     40    111
Curt Schilling          2    2    8    4   17     33    103
John Rocker             0    6    2    6    6     20     76
John Smoltz             0    3    4    5   16     28     72
Armando Benitez         2    0    1   12    9     24     70
Trevor Hoffman          0    1    4    6   14     25     59
Kent Bottenfield        1    3    1    1   12     18     51
Omar Daal               0    2    2    4    8     16     44
Shane Reynolds          0    1    2    4    7     14     36
Pete Harnisch           0    0    2    2    6     10     22
Ugueth Urbina           0    1    1    1    5      8     20
Danny Graves            0    1    1    0    6      8     18
Pedro Astacio           0    0    0    3    4      7     13
Todd Ritchie            0    1    0    2    0      3     13
Russ Ortiz              0    0    0    3    3      6     12
Greg Swindell           1    0    0    0    0      1     10
Scott Sullivan          0    0    0    2    2      4      8
Andy Ashby              0    0    1    0    2      3      7
Tom Glavine             0    1    0    0    0      1      7
Mike Remlinger          0    0    1    0    1      2      6
Kirk Rueter             0    0    1    0    0      1      5
Al Leiter               0    0    0    1    0      1      3
Rick Reed               0    0    0    0    1      1      1
TOTAL                 565  565  565  515  461   2671  14436

The Internet AL Rookie of the Year race was won by Royals rookie centerfielder Carlos Beltran, who edged out Texas' middle relief phenom Jeff Zimmerman and Oakland's new ace pitcher Tim Hudson. Beltran probably wasn't the most valuable rookie in the league, but his tools and potential were evident from day one as he excelled defensively and hit for both average and power offensively while posting more than 700 plate appearances. Most of the rest of the votes went to pitchers - in addition to Hudson and Zimmerman, Mariners starter Freddy Garcia (fourth) and Blue Jays closer Billy Koch (sixth) also recieved substantial suppport. The other everyday players who showed up on ballots fairly frequently were minor league veteran Brian Daubach, who finished fifth after the Red Sox finally gave him a shot at the majors, and another Royals rookie, Carlos Febles, who excelled in the first half but was slowed significantly by injuries in the second half.

Player Name             1    2    3      B      P
Carlos Beltran        162  105   74    341   1199
Jeff Zimmerman         96  120  110    326    950
Tim Hudson            116   90   51    257    901
Freddy Garcia          76   63   55    194    624
Brian Daubach          27   45   53    125    323
Billy Koch             20   30   40     90    230
Carlos Febles           9   20   26     55    131
Trot Nixon              5   15   18     38     88
Chris Singleton         4   10   14     28     64
Ricky Ledee             3    5    4     12     34
John Halama             0    6   11     17     29
Carlos Lee              2    4    4     10     26
Jeremy Giambi           3    1    6     10     24
Einar Diaz              2    1    2      5     15
Eric Chavez             0    3    1      4     10
Gabe Kapler             1    0    5      6     10
Brian Rose              0    3    1      4     10
Corey Koskie            1    0    4      5      9
Jerry Hairston          1    1    0      2      8
Ben Molina              1    1    0      2      8
Jeff Weaver             0    2    2      4      8
Ruben Mateo             0    1    4      5      7
Ryan Minor              0    2    0      2      6
Olmedo Saenz            1    0    1      2      6
Roy Halladay            0    1    2      3      5
Scott Schoeneweis       1    0    0      1      5
Enrique Wilson          1    0    0      1      5
Masao Kida              0    1    0      1      3
Ryan Rupe               0    1    0      1      3
Mike Venafro            0    1    0      1      3
Trent Durrington        0    0    1      1      1
Cristian Guzman         0    0    1      1      1
Ramon Hernandez         0    0    1      1      1
Jacque Jones            0    0    1      1      1
Sean Lowe               0    0    1      1      1
Joe Mays                0    0    1      1      1
Doug Mientkiewicz       0    0    1      1      1
Wilton Veras            0    0    1      1      1
TOTAL                 532  532  496   1560   4752

Reds rookie relief pitcher Scott Williamson, whose dominating pitching and flexibility helped make the Reds contenders, easily won the 1999 Internet NL Rookie of the Year award. Warren Morris, who quietly played a solid second base for the Pirates all season, finished second, while Preston Wilson, a productive young outfielder whose strike zone knowledge is still a bit shaky, finished third. Pirates starter Kris Benson, who was the best rookie starter in the National League, finished fourth. Meanwhile, Ronnie Belliard finished fifth after showing signs of stardom as the Brewers new second baseman, while Erubiel Durazo earned a sixth place finish as a result of the incredible road he took from the Mexican League to a starting first baseman's job in the postseason. Minor league veterans Joe McEwing and Benny Agbayani took seventh and eighth place.

Player Name             1    2    3      B      P
Scott Williamson      236   81   26    343   1449
Warren Morris          71  113   54    238    748
Preston Wilson         53   63   62    178    516
Kris Benson            17   47   40    104    266
Ron Belliard           16   20   37     73    177
Erubiel Durazo          7   27   34     68    150
Joe McEwing            11   15   21     47    121
Benny Agbayani         11   15   19     45    119
Alex Gonzalez           5   19   31     55    113
J.D. Drew               9   14   12     35     99
Octavio Dotel           1   14    7     22     54
Michael Barrett         4    5   11     20     46
Kevin McGlinchy         1    5    6     12     26
Matt Clement            2    3    4      9     23
Ben Davis               0    6    5     11     23
Daryle Ward             3    1    0      4     18
Kyle Farnsworth         3    0    1      4     16
Armando Rios            2    0    4      6     14
Bruce Aven              0    2    7      9     13
Jose Jimenez            1    1    4      6     12
Joe Nathan              2    0    1      3     11
Chad Meyers             2    0    0      2     10
Guillermo Mota          2    0    0      2     10
Marlon Anderson         0    3    0      3      9
Odalis Perez            1    0    4      5      9
Randy Wolf              0    2    1      3      7
Lance Berkman           0    2    0      2      6
Ramon E. Martinez       0    2    0      2      6
Roberto Ramirez         1    0    1      2      6
Scott Sauerbeck         0    1    3      4      6
Jamie Arnold            1    0    0      1      5
Hanley Frias            1    0    0      1      5
Kevin Millar            0    1    2      3      5
Abraham Nunez           1    0    0      1      5
Rafael Roque            1    0    0      1      5
Edgard Clemente         0    1    1      2      4
Vladimir Nunez          0    0    4      4      4
Kevin Barker            0    1    0      1      3
Jason LaRue             0    0    3      3      3
J.D. Smart              0    1    0      1      3
Henry Blanco            0    0    1      1      1
Geoff Blum              0    0    1      1      1
Braden Looper           0    0    1      1      1
Onan Masaoka            0    0    1      1      1
Steve Montgomery        0    0    1      1      1
Jose Nieves             0    0    1      1      1
Jeremy Powell           0    0    1      1      1
Randall Simon           0    0    1      1      1
TOTAL                 465  465  413   1343   4133

Jimy Williams was the easy winner of the 1999 Internet AL Manager of the Year award after successfully juggling a large supporting cast around Pedro Martinez and Nomar Garciaparra to make into the postseason. Meanwhile, Art Howe's successful management of a young team into contention earned him second place, while Joe Torre's steady hand on the Yankees rudder after he returned from battling cancer gave him a third place finish. Johnny Oates and Mike Hargrove, the two other managers who lead their team to the postseason, finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Manager Name            1    2    3      B      P
Jimy Williams         327  112   32    471   2003
Art Howe               92  203   43    338   1112
Joe Torre              47   98  116    261    645
Johnny Oates           16   43   83    142    292
Mike Hargrove          14   20   50     84    180
Jim Fregosi             1    8   18     27     47
Tony Muser              3    3    9     15     33
Tom Kelly               0    6    5     11     23
Lou Piniella            1    4    1      6     18
Jerry Manuel            1    1    8     10     16
Ray Miller              0    3    2      5     11
Larry Parrish           1    1    0      2      8
Joe Maddon              1    0    2      3      7
Terry Collins           0    1    2      3      5
Larry Rothschild        0    1    0      1      3
TOTAL                 504  504  371   1379   4403

In our closest race for first place this year, Bobby Cox edged out Jack McKeon for the Internet NL Manager of the Year Award. Cox's usually dominant Braves had to overcome a myraid of health problems as well as off-seasons from the team's Pitcher of the Year winners, but Cox successfully managed the pieces that remained to yet another championship. McKeon's strong second place finish is due to his keeping the low payroll Reds in contention through the final day of the season and his unusually effective management of the Reds' bullpen. Larry Dierker, who lead the Astros to another division title despite an in-game brain seizure that forced him to miss a month, finished a strong third, while Buck Showalter and Bobby Valentine, the other two managers who carried their teams to the playoffs, were voted to fourth and fifth place finishes respectively.

Manager Name            1    2    3      B      P
Bobby Cox             151  125   64    340   1194
Jack McKeon           154   91   50    295   1093
Larry Dierker          87  116   77    280    860
Buck Showalter         23   61   57    141    355
Bobby Valentine        27   31   65    123    293
Dusty Baker            13   22   52     87    183
Felipe Alou             4    7    7     18     48
Terry Francona          2    3    7     12     26
Gene Lamont             1    4    8     13     25
Jim Riggleman           2    0    0      2     10
Davey Johnson           0    2    3      5      9
Tony LaRussa            1    1    1      3      9
Bruce Bochy             0    2    1      3      7
Jim Lefebvre            0    1    3      4      6
John Boles              1    0    0      1      5
Phil Garner             0    0    4      4      4
TOTAL                 466  466  399   1331   4127

Now that you've gotten all the way through this year's results, here's a brief history of previous IBA results:

AL Player of the Year NL Player of the Year AL Pitcher of the Year NL Pitcher of the Year AL RoY NL RoY
1998 Nomar
Garciaparra
Mark
McGwire
Roger
Clemens
Greg
Maddux
Ben
Grieve
Kerry
Wood
1997 Ken
Griffey
Mike
Piazza
Roger
Clemens
Pedro
Martinez
Nomar
Garciaparra
Scott
Rolen
1996 Alex
Rodriguez
Mike
Piazza
Pat
Hentgen
Kevin
Brown
Derek
Jeter
Edgar
Renteria
1995 Albert
Belle
Greg
Maddux
Randy
Johnson
Greg
Maddux
Garrett
Anderson
Hideo
Nomo
1993 Frank
Thomas
Barry
Bonds
Kevin
Appier
Greg
Maddux
Tim
Salmon
Mike
Piazza
1992 Frank
Thomas
Barry
Bonds
Roger
Clemens
Greg
Maddux
Pat
Listach
Reggie
Sanders
1991 Cal
Ripken
Barry
Bonds
Roger
Clemens
Tom
Glavine
Chuck
Knoblauch
Jeff
Bagwell

This year's Internet Baseball Awards have primarily been the work of Greg Spira and Dave Pease, with much love coming from the whole Baseball Prospectus crew and a few other folks who help to promote these awards at various corners of the net. These award results may be excerpted from this article in any form provided credit is fully disclosed.

Please remember to tune in to the Baseball Prospectus web site (that's http://www.baseballprospectus.com) during the last weeks of the 2000 baseball season for the 9th Annual Internet Baseball Awards. Each year, we try to build on the success of the previous year's vote.

If you haven't yet made your choices for all the positions in our balloting for the Team of the Decade, please make your selections as soon as possible because time is running out.

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