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Showalter, Melvin share successes

The A's Bob Melvin and the O's Buck Showalter both made their teams meaningful

Originally Published: November 13, 2012
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles stand out as Major League Baseball's most heartwarming regular-season team stories of 2012. Written off as irrelevant in spring training and devoid of expectations, they showed impressive staying power to make the playoffs, change perceptions and energize the fan bases in their respective markets.

American League Manager of the Year voters were diligently taking notes.

Baltimore's Buck Showalter and Oakland's Bob Melvin ...

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