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Melvin, Johnson top managers

Updated: November 14, 2012, 5:11 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Young rosters, small budgets, limited expectations.

No matter.

Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics and Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals won big right away and were chosen as managers of the year Tuesday after guiding their teams to huge turnaround seasons.

Melvin beat out Baltimore's Buck Showalter for the AL honor in a close vote by a Baseball Writers' Association of America panel. In his first full season with Oakland, the rookie-laden A's made ...

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