Nationals' Davey Johnson named NL Manager of the Year finalist

Patrick McDermott

Davey Johnson is a finalist for National League Manager of the Year after guiding the Nats to the NL East title in 2012.

Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson is one of three finalist for the National League Manager of the Year Award, presented by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The other finalists are Dusty Baker of the Cincinnati Reds and Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants.

Johnson led the Nationals to a league-best 98-64 record and the first playoff berth or winning record since the franchise relocated to Washington D.C. from Montreal in 2005. Johnson was named the Sporting News NL Manager of the Year on Oct. 24. The last three winners of the Sporting News NL Manager of the Year have also won the BBWAA award.

Baker led the Reds to a 97-65 record and the NL Central crown. Bochy lead the Giants to a 94-68 record, won the NL West and the World Series.

The winner of the award will be announced on Nov. 13 at 6:00 p.m. ET on the MLB Network.

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