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Showalter named TSN AL Manager of the Year

Showalter named TSN AL Manager of the Year

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Showalter named TSN AL Manager of the Year
The Orioles' turnaround and ascent to a playoff a team in 2012, piloted by Buck Showalter, resulted in the skipper being named The Sporting News American League Manager of the Year on Wednesday.

Baltimore, which lost 93 games in 2011, broke its streak of 14 consecutive losing seasons by winning 93 games and the AL Wild Card this past season.

"It's quite an honor coming from my peers, but I view this as a team award. I really do," Showalter said in a statement. "The players, coaches and everyone involved made this possible.

"We had some injuries along the way, we had some bumps in the road, but everyone does over 162 games. We never turned it into a woe-is-me situation. We played through it."

The award was voted upon by AL managers. Showalter received four votes, Oakland's Bob Melvin had three and White Sox manager Robin Ventura received one.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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