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Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona is AL manager of year
Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona is AL manager of year

Terry Francona, who led the Cleveland Indians to their first playoff berth in six years, was honored Tuesday as American League manager of the year. Francona had never received a first-place vote in previous years, even when he led the Boston Red Sox to World Series championships in 2004 and 2007. John Farrell, who managed the Red Sox to this year's championship, finished second. Voting was completed before postseason play. Bob Melvin, who led the Oakland Athletics to their second consecutive AL West title, finished third. Melvin won the award last year; the A's posted a better record this year. Francona got 16 of 30 first-place votes, Francona got 12, with and Melvin...

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