(USA Today photos)Award season is underway with the 2013 Manager of the Year award winners set to be announced Tuesday. The three finalists in each league were announced last week, with the winners determined by voters from the Baseball Writers' Associated of America.
The AL group has an interesting dynamic with current Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell among the finalists along with the man who guided Boston to championships in 2004 and 2007, Terry Francona. The race figures to come down to those two, with Farrell likely having the edge thanks to Boston's worst-to-first turnaround.
The NL is a little more cut-and-dry with Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle standing out after guiding the Buccos back to the postseason. It would have taken an unexpectedly special season from a bottom-tier NL team to overcome his accomplishment.
Here's a closer look at the three finalists in each league. The winners will be officially announced Tuesday in an MLB Network special that begins at 6 p.m. ET.
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