Melvin Deserves Manager of the Year Award

Bob Melvin has already received the Sporting News Manager of the Year Award and the C.I. Taylor Legacy Award as the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) honoree for National League Manager of the Year. The Baseball Writers Association of America should follow suit.

The Legacy Awards, established by the NLBM in 2000, annually recognizes the best major league players, managers, and executives, with awards given in the name and spirit, of Negro Leagues legends such as Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson, and Cool Papa Bell. The Sporting News Awards, while a pioneer for many of Major League Baseball's big name awards, generally aren't recognized with the same...

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