Treanor Named DWL’s Manager of Year

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Photo: Estrellasorientales.com

Current Indianapolis Indians skipper, Dean Treanor, was named the Dominican Winter League’s Manager of the Year after leading Estrellas de Oriente to a 32-18 record and first-place finish during the 2014 offseason league. The Tribe’s standout manager has now won the award in three of the previous seven years, and following his accolades in 2008-09 and 2010-11, received 63 of 66 first-place votes to take home the 2014 crown.

With Treanor at the helm, the Elephants finished with a 2.0-game lead in the division while notching the most total victories for the franchise since 1975-76. The current Tribe manager accomplished the impressive feats by utilizing what the Dominican media has since dubbed “Treanor Ball,” with coaching strategy featuring a league-high 63 stolen bases  — 16 more than any DWL club — in just 50 DWL games.

In addition, Treanor also helped oversee a pitching staff that paced the league in ERA (3.18), WHIP (1.26), shutouts (7), saves (23), fewest hits allowed (414) and fewest runs allowed (188).

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Photo: Estrellasorientales.com

Through the conclusion of the DWL regular season, Treanor has turned in a career record of 156-144 (.520) in six campaigns as a manager in the Dominican Republic between Estrellas (2014), Tigres del Licey (2012) and Toros del Este (2008-11). The Indians manager is currently 4-5 in this season’s Winter League Round Robin Playoffs to rank just 3.0-games behind the now-top-seeded Gigantes del Cibao.

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Treanor has displayed equally strong leadership during his four-year tenure in the Indians’ clubhouse. He ranks sixth among team skippers in all-time wins and his overall record of 317-258 is the best among managers in the Indianapolis Indians’ prestigious 300-Win Club (.551 win percentage).

Perhaps even more impressive, Treanor, in 2014, joined Dave Miley as the franchise’s lone two managers to have led the club to a winning record through four consecutive seasons.

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