Showalter, Williams Named MLB Managers of the Year

Nov 11, 2014 11:08 PM

(AP) - The American and National League managers of the year have been announced, and both winners come from teams separated by about 40 miles.

Baltimore's Buck Showalter has been voted the AL's top skipper for the third time, edging the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Scioscia (SOH'-shuh) and Ned Yost of Kansas City. Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Showalter guided the Orioles to a 96-66 record and their first AL East title since 1997.

Washington's Matt Williams has been selected as the NL Manager of the Year after leading the Nationals to the league's best record in his first season at the helm. Williams got 18 of a possible 30 first place votes to outdistance Pittsburgh's Clint Hurdle, last year's winner. San Francisco's Bruce Bochy (BOH'-chee) finished third in the balloting.


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