Tracy was listed first on 29 of the 32 ballots and totaled 151 points in the voting. St. Louis Manager Tony La Russa got two first-place votes and finished second with 55 points. Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Joe Torre got the other first-place vote and 33 points in ending up third.
Tracy replaced Clint Hurdle as manager May 29 with the Rockies a lethargic 18-28 and the team responded with 17 wins in its next 21 games to get back into playoff contention. Colorado was 74-42 under Tracy over the rest of the season and wound up with a wild-card slot in the playoffs.
The overall 92 victories was a record for the Rockies, who appeared in the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.
The award is decided on a vote by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America representing each NL city.