Kudos to Skipper Joe and Cap'n Kirk ....

Wednesday, November 16 2011 @ 05:33 PM EST

Contributed by: Mick Doherty

Joe Maddon never played major league baseball, spending four years in Angels A-ball catching and hitting in the .260s with almost no power.

Kirk Gibson DID play major league baseball, winning the 1988 NL MVP award and earning two World Series rings, with the 1984 Tigers and 1988 Dodgers.

Now, the two have something specific in common, as each has won their respective league's 2011 Manager of the Year award.

Do you agree? Also, I don't know how to look this up, is Gibson the first former MVP to win a Manager of the Year award?