On October 17, 1967 — Dick Williams is selected as the American League’s Manager of the Year, being named by 324 of 397 baseball writers and broadcasters in an Associated Press poll, easily outdistancing runner-ups Eddie Stanky of the White Sox and the Angels’ Bill Rigney. The 38 year-old rookie skipper led the 92-70 Red Sox through a tight four-team pennant race to their first pennant since 1946.


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