The Sporting News who all this week have been announcing a different award every day starting with Monday when they named Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout and Arizona Diamondbacks lefthander Wade Miley the 2012 AL & NL Rookies of the Year. Then on Tuesday they named San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Chicago White Sox DH Adam Dunn the 2012 AL & NL Comeback Players of the Year.
Now today they named former New York Mets manager Davey Johnson and former New York Yankees manager Buck Showalter the 2012 AL & NL Managers of the Year.
Johnson led the Washington Nationals to a MLB Best 98 wins this season and a playoff appearance. Showalter led the Baltimore Orioles to a 93 win season and eliminated the former team he managed for the Texas Rangers in the 1st ever Wild Card elimination game and took his other former managerial employer the New York Yankees to a 5th game before being eliminated himself.