Wise Voted CLE Pitcher of the Year Award Wednesday, November 2nd, 1966 The Miami Manatees have a rising superstar or maybe even a budding Hall-of-Famer in the making. It's Rick Wise, this year's Eastern Division Pitcher of the Year Award selection. This blossoming hurler wowed fans, peers and sportswriters with a fabulous performance.
Wise compiled a 20-6 record in 40 starts, tallied 348 strikeouts in 288 innings and recorded a 2.22 ERA. Other clubs managed only a .214 batting average against him.