Washington's Davey Johnson Named National League's Manager Of The Year

Oakland's Bob Melvin Selected As AL Manager Of The Year

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Davey Johnson
Davey Johnson
- photo by Tim Evearitt

WASHINGTON -- Davey Johnson was named National League Manager of the Year as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday.

It marked the second time Johnson won the award. He won the American League Manager of the Year Award in 1997 as a member of the Orioles. The 69-year-old Johnson is the second member of the Nationals to win an offseason award this week. On Monday, outfielder Bryce Harper was named the NL Rookie of the Year.

It was last Spring Training when Johnson told a reporter he should be dismissed as manager of the Nationals if they didn't finish the season in first place. Johnson's job was never in jeopardy, as the team won its first division title since moving to Washington after the 2004 season. The Nats finished with the best record in baseball, going 98-64.

Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez was fourth behind Cincinnati's Dusty Baker and San Francisco's Bruce Bochy.

Source - MLB.com

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