Nov 11, 2014 6:27 PM

Washington's Williams voted NL Manager of the Year

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Matt Williams has been chosen NL Manager of the Year after guiding the Washington Nationals to the league's best record in his first season on the job.

Williams got 18 first-place votes and 109 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Tuesday.

Williams became the fourth manager to win in his first year. Joe Girardi had been the most recent to do it, with the Marlins in 2006.

Pittsburgh's Clint Hurdle, who earned the NL honor last year, was second with eight first-place votes and 80 points. Bruce Bochy of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants was third with three firsts and 30 points. Miami's Mike Redmond also got a first-place vote.

Voting was completed before the start of the postseason.

The AL Manager of the Year was to be announced later Tuesday.


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