Charlie Manuel kept the Phillies afloat amid a myriad of injuries this season. In the end, it just wasn’t enough to win him NL Manager of the Year honors.

The Baseball Writers Association of America chose Padres skipper Bud Black in a tight race over Cincinnati’s Dusty Baker.

Black got 16 first-place votes to Baker’s 13. San Francisco’s Bruce Bochy and Atlanta’s Bobby Cox finished third and fourth, respectively, with Manuel in fifth.

In the AL, top managerial honors went to Minnesota’s Ron Gardenhire.