After re-signing as the manager of the Nationals for the 2013 season, Davey Johnson locked up the Manager of the Year award, a day after he saw his rookie phenom bring home the hardware.
On Monday, Bryce Harper, who just turned 20 a month ago, won the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award after batting .270/.340/.477 with 22 home runs since his debut on April 28.
After winning the award, Harper said, “This is a great award and I’m so excited and proud of it, but my biggest thing is I want to win a World Series. I want to put that ring on my finger, and I want to give that to the city of D.C.”
He finished with 16 first-place votes and 112 votes points, while Diamondbacks hurler Wade Miley finished in second with 105.
In the Manager of the Year awards, Johnson took home the honor for the second time of his career, after winning the title with the 1997 Orioles. Johnson’s Nats led the majors in wins this season, but the team fell in Game 5 of the NLDS; he is now looking forward to tackling some “unfinished business” before moving to a consultant role in 2014.
Meanwhile, Nats minor leaguers have taken care of business by locking up the Arizona Fall League’s Eastern division. Matt Skole, Anthony Rendon and other are expected to play in the championship game Saturday, which will air at 3:10 on MLB Network.
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