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First-time managers in the mix

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Nov. 13: Manager of the Year announced

First-time managers in the mix

Mike Matheny never managed at any level before taking over the Cardinals in 2012, and now he's a strong contender for the National League Manager of the Year award. White Sox manager Robin Ventura is in a similar situation in the American League.

Then there are stalwarts like Yankees manager Joe Girardi, the manager of the surprising A's, Bob Geren, and Baltimore's Buck Showalter in the AL. Cincinnati's Dusty Baker and San Francisco's Bruce Bochy are highly thought of in the NL.

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