No disrespect to Robin Ventura, who won five Gold Gloves on the South Side and ate an equal number of Nolan Ryan uppercuts, but we’re going Dale Sveum here. Maybe it’s because of his being part of the Red Sox 2004 World Series win, or his being part of the NL Central champion 2011 Milwaukee Brewers… or because Newcity entrusted this category to an Old Style-swilling, bleacher-bumming, Holy Cow-exclaiming Cubs fan. Who really can tell? All we know is, Sveum played under five different Manager of the Year winners during his day: La Russa, Torre, Piniella, Leyland and Lamont. Hopefully Sveum was paying attention.
Best of Chicago 2011