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Melvin, Johnson tops

Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals and Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics have been chosen as managers of the year. Johnson easily won the N.L. honor on Tuesday after the Nationals bolted to the best record in baseball. Melvin was picked narrowly for the A.L. award over Baltimore’s Buck Showalter in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Johnson, who turns 70 in January, was honored for the second time. He was tabbed as the A.L.’s top manager in 1997, hours after he resigned from the Orioles in a feud with owner Peter Angelos. Melvin also became a two-time winner, having been chosen in 2007 with Arizona.

– Associated Press