Thursday, September 02, 2010

Dancy wins SL manager of year award

Tennessee's Bill Dancy, whose team won both North Division halves this season, has won the Southern League manager of the year award. The Smokies are 83-51 entering tonight, which is the best record in Double-A. The .619 winning percentage ranks third of all full-season teams (Triple-A Durham is at .623 and low-Class A Great Lakes at .642).

1 comment:

Brent said...

Dancy's best team ever was his 1980 Peninsula Pilots, a Phillies class A team that went 100-40 and won the Carolina league championship. That team (and one more of his in later years) were voted two of the top 100 minor league teams of all time. I talked to him about it when he was here, and it made him smile to remember! Bill is one of the all-time great minor league managers.