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Melvin goes from second choice to NL manager of the year

Updated: November 14, 2007, 8:34 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Bob Melvin wasn't even the Arizona Diamondbacks' first choice as manager. Three seasons later, he's considered the best in the business.

Arizona's even-keeled skipper was voted National League manager of the year by the Baseball Writers of America, an award he said should be shared by the entire Diamondbacks franchise.

"In a team sport, sometimes it can be a little uncomfortable accepting an individual award," Melvin said at a news conference Wednesday at Chase Field, "but ...

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