Gardenhire named AL Manager of the Year for first time
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It's about time.
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was named American League Manager of the Year on Wednesday for the first time.
Gardenhire received 16 first-place votes, and Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington received 10 first-place votes from participating members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Gardenhire had previously finished runner up five times -- in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009.