PBI Advisor Clint Hurdle Named NL Manager of the Year

By overwhelming choice, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was voted National League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

One of Professional Baseball Instruction’s Major League Advisors since the company was founded in 1993 by Doug Cinnella, Hurdle received 25 first-place votes and was listed second on the other five ballots cast by writers. He was the only manager in either league named on all 30 ballots.

Clint guided the Pirates to a 94-68 record in 2013 and a playoff berth for the first time since 1992.

PBI president and founder Doug Cinnella played for Clint Hurdle in the early 1990’s as a pitcher in the New York Mets minor league system. “Clint always came to the ball park well-prepared, with both a positive attitude and a clear vision of his goals. He instilled that in all of us who played for him, and it’s something I’ve tried to bring each and every day to PBI,” says Cinnella.

PBI's Doug Cinnella and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle

PBI President & Owner Doug Cinnella with Pittsburgh Pirates manager & PBI MLB Advisor Clint Hurdle