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Manager: Jack McKeon
Edges Jim Leyland by a cigar ash. McKeon, who gamely took over the plummeting Marlins this season at age 80, had gone 3-for-3 in directing winning seasons with the franchise. Taking over for the 16-22 Marlins after Jeff Torborg's firing in 2003, his Marlins went 75-49 to close the regular season and then beat the Giants, Cubs and Yankees to win it all.