Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles has been named the Sporting News American League Manager of the Year
Showalter turned a 93-loss team from 2011 into a 93-win team in 2012, ending the franchise's streak of 14 consecutive losing seasons.
"It's quite an honor coming from my peers, but I view this as a team award. I really do. The players, coaches and everyone involved made this possible," Showalter said in a statement from the team. "We have 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 Sporting News' Manager of the Year award was decided on by American League managers.
Showalter received four votes to nip Oakland's Bob Melvin, who received three votes.
Washington's Davey Johnson received the Sporting News National League Manager of the Year Award, getting four votes. Cincinnati's Dusty Baker was second with three votes.