Ron Gardenhire, Bud Black honored
NEW YORK -- Bud Black hung on to win this race. Ron Gardenhire became a first-time manager of the year, too, after so many near misses.
A month after his San Diego Padres were knocked out of the playoff chase on the final day, Black nudged the Cincinnati Reds' Dusty Baker by one point for the NL award Wednesday.
"I guess this vote was sort of like our season, it came down to the wire," Black said on a conference call.
Gardenhire was the clear choice in the American League, earning ...
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