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Texas Rangers

Cubs' Maddon, Texas' Banister selected Managers of the Year

Joe Maddon and Jeff Banister were a huge hit in their new jobs. Now, immediate team success has reaped individual rewards.

Maddon won his third Manager of the Year award Tuesday and Banister his first after each guided an unexpected run to the playoffs.

In his initial season with the Chicago Cubs, Maddon took the National League prize following the club's first postseason appearance since 2008. He also won in the AL with Tampa Bay in 2008 and 2011.

"It's really good to know that what you believe in works in other places," Maddon said during a break from his pizza-and-wine celebration with family and friends. "I didn't tweak anything. It was the same...