Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals and Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics, who led smaller-payroll teams to Major League Baseball division titles this season, were honored as 2012 managers of the year.
Bob Melvin was honored as American League Manager of the Year after leading the Oakland Athletics back from a 13-game deficit to win the AL West division title on the final day of the Major League Baseball season.
Raul Ibanez pinch-hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning and won it with another homer in the 12th as the New York Yankees took a 2-1 lead in their Major League Baseball playoff series against the Baltimore Orioles.
The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics won division titles on the final day of Major League Baseball’s regular season. While the Yankees’ was no surprise, even A’s executives and players were shocked at their crown.