Originally written on Oriole Post  |  Last updated 11/9/14
It was a two man race for the American League manager of the year as Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics and Baltimore’s own Buck Showalter were tabbed for the honor; however, only man could win. This evening, it was announced that Melvin was selected as Manager of the Year. In all honesty, both men could have easily won, but in the end, the voters must have found the job that Melvin did with his pesky, young Oakland team more impressive than what Showalter did. From the Baltimore Sun: The Orioles’ improbable run to the postseason wasn’t enough to earn Buck Showalter the American League Manager of the Year Award. Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin narrowly beat Showalter in a vote of 28 AL market Baseball Writers Association of America voters. The results were announced on Tuesday evening on MLB Network. Melvin, a former Orioles catcher, received 16 first-place votes and Showalter received 12 in the closest AL Manager of the Year vote since Showalter won in 2004 whi...
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